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The Rose of Cikembang

First published in 1927 as Bunga Roos dari Tjikembang, Kwee Tek Hoay's The Rose of Cikembang is an excellent example of the so-called peranakan literature of the Netherlands East Indies that flourished between 1900 and the Japanese Occupation beginning in 1942.

Highly sentimental in tone, the novel is rich in many of the controversial themes that Kwee was famous for: interracial love and the lives of its offspring, fate and karma, and mysticism and reincarnation. The Rose of Cikembang was reprinted twice and twice made into a movie. The film "The Rose of Cikembang" is noted as one of the East Indies' first talking picture shows.

Creator / Author:  Kwee Tek Hoay    

Translator:   George A. Fowler

Publisher: Lontar Foundation

Place of Publication: Jakarta

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ISBN: 979-602-9144-24-6

Created: 2013

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Last modified: 2014-09-01 11:26:07