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References: Orang Asli bibliography 2001 (1): Introducing Orang Asli

Updated: Oct 1, 2023

From: Lye Tuck-Po, ed. 2001. Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia: A Comprehensive and Annotated Bibliography, Cseas Research Report Series No. 88. Kyoto: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. References 1-24


PART 1. TOPICAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Introducing Orang Asli: Overviews and encyclopaedia entries


Geoffrey Benjamin
1. BENJAMIN, Geoffrey [M.] 1993. “Orang Asli: Original peoples of the Peninsula”. Pp. 152–153 in West Malaysia and Singapore. Ed. Wendy Moore. Singapore: Periplus Editions.
2. ——.1993. “Temiar”. Pp. 265–273 in Encyclopedia of world cultures. Vol. 5: East and Southeast Asia. Ed. Paul Hockings. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall/MacMillan.
3. COMITÉ D’ENCYCLOPÉDIE HUMAINE. 1936. L’éspèce humaine. Paris: Comité de l’Encyclopédie Française — material probably assembled from the Musée de L’Homme collection (#1650). The Orang Asli section is in vol. 7.[RKD]
Robert Dentan (right) with Semai children

4. DENTAN, Robert K. 1964. “Senoi-Semang”. Pp. 176–181 in Ethnic groups of mainland South-East Asia. Ed. Frank M. Lebar, et al. New Haven, CT: Human Relations Area Files — this volume is a much-consulted work in Southeast Asian studies; in need of updating. [LTP]


5. DIFFLOTH, Gérard. 1974. “Austroasiatic languages”. Pp. 480–484 in Encyclopedia Britannica, vol. 2, 15th ed.
6. DIFFLOTH, Gérard, and Norman ZIDE. 1992. “Austroasiatic languages”. Pp. 137–142 in The International Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford: OUP.
7. DOWNS, Richard E. 1964. “Jakun”. Pp. 262–263 in Ethnic groups of mainland South-East Asia. Ed. Frank M. Lebar, et al. New Haven, CT: Human Relations Area Files. [see notes for #4]
8. ENDICOTT, Karen L. 1999. “Gender relations in hunter-gatherer societies”. Pp. 411–418 in The Cambridge encyclopedia of hunters and gatherers. Ed. Richard B. Lee and Richard Daly. Cambridge: CUP — on egalitarianism, informed by author’s early work with Batek. [LTP]
Kirk and Karen Endicott

9. ENDICOTT, Kirk [M.] 1987. “Negritos: Overview” and “Negritos: Malay Peninsula”. Pp. 344–350 in The encyclopedia of religion. Ed. Mircea Eliade. New York: The Free Press.
10. ——.1993. “Semang”. Pp. 233–236 in Encyclopedia of world cultures, vol. 5, East and Southeast Asia. Ed. Paul Hockings. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall and Company.
11. ——.1993. “Orang Asli of Malaysia”. Pp. 141–142 in State of the peoples: A global human rights report on societies in danger. Ed. Marc S. Miller. Boston, MA: Beacon Press — brief summary of the problems facing Orang Asli, including threats to economic well-being, cultural identities, and rights of self-determination. [KME in #1706 no. 11]
12. ——.1999. “The Batek of Peninsular Malaysia”. Pp. 298–302 in The Cambridge encyclopedia of hunters and gatherers. Ed. Richard B. Lee and Richard Daly. Cambridge: CUP — good ethnographic overview for the first ever encyclopaedia of the world’s hunter-gatherer societies. [LTP]
13. FORDE, C. Daryll. 1934. “The Semang and Sakai: Collectors in the Malayan forests”. Chapter 2, pp. 11–23, in his Habitat, economy and society: A geographical introduction to ethnology. London: Methuen — this accessible and well-written textbook investigates diversity in the modes of life of a range of societies around the world. Semang and Sakai discussion based on data from Schebesta, Skeat & Blagden, Rudolf Martin, and Annandale & Robinson; there is some problem in his classification of Sakai. [LTP; GB]
14. GOMES, Alberto G[erard]. 1999. “Peoples and cultures”. Pp. 78–98 in The shaping of Malaysia. Ed. A. Kaur and I. Metcalfe. New York: St. Martin’s Press.
15. HOWELL, Signe. 1995. “The indigenous people of Peninsular Malaysia: It’s now or too late”. Pp. 273–288 in Indigenous peoples of Asia. Ed. R. H. Barnes, et al. Ann Arbor, MI: Monograph no. 48, Association for Asian Studies.
16. MEANS, Gordon P. 1978. “The Orang Asli of Malaysia”. World Minorities, vol. 2. Ed. G. Ashworth. Sunbury, Middlesex: Minority Rights Group, Quartermaine House Ltd.
Colin Nicholas

17. NICHOLAS, Colin. 1993. “The Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia”. Pp. 1–7 in Indigenous people: Struggle for survival. Ed. Buddhadeb Chaudhuri. Bangkok: Asian Cultural Forum on Development.
18. ——. 1996. “The Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia”. Pp. 157–176 in Indigenous peoples of Asia: Many peoples, one struggle. Ed. Colin Nicholas and Raajen Singh. Bangkok: Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact — outline of general problems. Argues that necessary reforms easily undertaken by the government with just a shift in funding priorities (e.g., from “spiritual development” to more practical development projects). [LTP]
19. OESCH, Hans, and Marina ROSEMAN. 1998. “The indigenous peoples (Orang Asli) of Malaysia”. Pp. 560–589 in Garland encyclopedia of world music. Vol. 4: Southeast Asia. Ed. Bruno Nettl, et al. New York: Garland.
20. RAMBO, A. Terry. 1988. “People of the forest”. Pp. 273–288 in Key environments: Peninsular Malaysia. Ed. Lord Cranbrook. London: Pergamon — useful overview of Orang Asli environmental relations and consideration of their uses of the forest. [LTP]
21. ROBARCHEK, Clayton A. 1988. The peaceful Semai. The World and I 7(3): 466–479.
22. ROSEMAN, Marina. 1987. “Orang Asli”. In Encyclopedia of Asian history. New York: The Asia Society and Charles Scribner’s Sons.
23. van der SLUYS, Cornelia M. I. 1999. “The Jahai of northern Peninsular Malaysia”. Pp. 307–311 in The Cambridge encyclopedia of hunters and gatherers. Ed. Richard B. Lee and Richard Daly. Cambridge: CUP. [see notes for #12]
24. WALKER, Anthony R. 1975. Negritos: South-east Asia. Family of man: Peoples of the world, how and where they live. London: Marshall Cavendish [vol. 6, part 74, pp. 2026–2029]
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