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Saturday, February 4, 2012


R.O. Winstedt was a paragon of a scholar of Malay history and culture. To know him ie. his writings is to know the Malays.

Ricahard O. Winstedt (1878-1966) was born and educated at Oxford.
1902 - cadet in the Federated Malay States, posted to Perak
1913 - D.O Kuala Pilah
1916 - appointed to the Education Dept
1922 - mooted the idea of Sultan Idris Training College to produce Malay teachers
1928-1931 - President of Raffles College, Singapore;  and Director of Education, Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States
1931-1935 - General Adviser to Johore
On retiring from Malayan Civil Service he joined the School of Oriental Studies, Oxford

Winstedt, Richard O . 1884. The law and customs of the Malays with reference to the tenure of land. JSBRAS 13

1890. The law relating to slavery among the Malays. JSBRAS 22

( ). The Malay founder of Malacca. Bul School Oriental and African Studies, London XII:726-9

( ). Malay history from Chinese sources. Bul School Oriental and African Studies, London XIII:182-3

1894. Memorandum on the Introduction of a Land Code in the Native States in the Malay Peninsula. Govt Printer, Singapore

1907. The literature of Malay folklore. In Papers on Malay Subjects

1908. Cherita Jenaka: ya-itu Pa Kadok, Pa Pandir, Lebai Malang, Pa Belalang, Si Lunchai. Methodist Publishing House, Singapore
1909a. The circumstances of Malay life. The kampong, the house, furniture, dress, food. In Papers on Malay Subjects

1909b. Malay industries, arts and crafts. Papers on Malay Subjects

1911a. Malay industries, hunting, fishing and trapping. Papers on Malay Subjects

1911b. Papers on Malay subjects: Malay industries, part 2, Fishing, Hunting and Trapping. F.M.S. Govt. Press, Kuala Lumpur

1911c. The history of the Peninsula in folk tales. JSBRAS no 157 pp183-8

1914a. Hikayat Anggun Che Tunggal. Singapore (ed)

1914b. Malay Grammar. Clarendon Press, Oxford

1914c. Hikayat Raja Muda. MPH, Singapore

1916. Malayan Memories. Kelly and Walsh

1917a. The Malay rice cycle. JSBRAS 75, 51

1917b. A rice ceremony. JSBRAS no 77 p249

1917c. An English-Malay Dictionary. Kelly and Walsh, Singapore

1917d. The advent of Muhammaddism to the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago. JMBRAS 77

1918. The Hadramaut Siyids of Perak and Siak. JSBRAS 79

1919. Misa Melayu. Singapore (ed)

1920a. Rice ceremonies in Upper Perak. J Fed Malay States Mus vol 9 pt 2 pp116-21

1920b. Hindu survivals in Malay customs. J Fed Malay States Mus (Perak)

1920c. Perak birth customs. JFMSM IX:84-7

1920d. Propiating the spirits of a district (enjamu negeri). JFMSM IX:93-5

1920e. The Campher language of Johore and Southern Pahang. JFMSM IX:9

1920f. Malay works known by Werndly in 1736 A.D. JSBRAS 82:163-5

1920g. The Indian origin of Malay folk tales. JSBRAS 82:119-26

1920h. Malay manuscripts in the libraries of London, Brussels and the Hague. JSBRAS 82:153-61

1920i. History of Kedah. J.S.B.R.A.S. 81, 29-35

1920j. The genealogy of Malacca’s kings from a copy of Bustanu’s-Salatin. JMBRAS LXXXV:39-47

1920j. Perak the arrow-chosen. JSBRAS 82

1920k. Rice ceremonies in Negeri Sembilan. J Fed Malay States Mus J 9(2):122-8

1920l. Family relationships in Negeri Sembilan. FMS Mus J IX(2)

1920m. Election of a tribal chief in Negri Sembilan. FMS Mus J IX(2)

1921a. Indian and Malay beliefs. JSBRAS 83:88-91

1921b. Hikayat Nakhoda Muda. JSBRAS 83:104-9; 1960 edn published by Malaya Publ Hse, Singapura

1922a. Hikayat Indraputera. JSBRAS 85

1922b. A Malay pantheist charm. JSBRAS 86:261-7

1922c. Two legends of Malacca. JSBRAS 85:41-5

1923. Some Malay mystics, heretical and orthodox. JMBRAS I(2):312-8

1923(ed.). Malaya: The Straits Settlements and the Federated and Unfederated Malay States. Constable, London

1924a. Keramat: Sacred places and persons in Malay. JMBRAS II(3):264-79

1924b. Education in Malaya. British Empire Exhibition, Malayan Series Pamphlets, London

1925a. Shaman, Saiva and Sufi: A Study of the Evolution of Malay Magic. Constable, London

1925b. Notes on Malay magic. JMBRAS III(3):6-21

1925c. Sacrifice at communal rice ceremonies. JMBRAS 3(2):13

1925d. Rain making. JMBRAS III(3):8-9

1925e. A Kelantan invocation of the earth spirit. JMBRAS III(I):83

1925e. The Malay Magician: Being Shaman, Saiva and Sufi. Constable, London; Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1951 revised ed

1926a. The founder of Malay royalty and his conquest of Saktimuna, The Serpent. JMBRAS 4(3):413-9

1926b. Karamat: sacred places and persons in Malaya. JMBRAS 4; repr 1977 in A Centenary Volume , 1877-1977

1927a. The Tale of Trong Pipit. JMBRAS V(3)

1927b. More notes on Malay magic. JMBRAS V(2)

1927. Kitab Tawarikh Melayu. Fraser & Neave, Singapore

1928a. Kedah Laws. JMBRAS VI(II)

1928b. Gold ornaments dug up at Fort Canning, Singapore. JMBRAS VI(4):1-4

1928c. Kedah laws. J.M.B.R.A.S. 6(2):1-44

1928d. Some Rembau customary sayings. JMBRAS VI(4)

1929a. Royal tabus in Negri Sembilan. JMBRAS XII(3)

1929b. Negri Sembilan; the history, policy and beliefs of nine states. JMBRAS 7(3):99-101

1929c. The rituals of the rice-field. J.M.B.R.A.S. VII(3):437-47

1929d. The Perak genies. JMBRAS VII(3):260-6

1929e. Old Perak account of bethrothal ceremonies. J.M.B.R.A.S. 7

1929f. The Perak Royal musical instruments. JMBRAS 7

1929g. Indonesian bronze drum-head from Pahang. JMBRAS VII

1931. The Constitution of the Colony of the Straits Settlements and of the Federated and Unfederated Malay States. Royal Inst Int Affairs, London

1932a. A history of Johore (1673 – ca 1800AD), from Hikayat Negeri Johor (Jawi). JMBRAS 10(i)

1932b. A history of Johore (1365-1895 A.D.). J.M.B.R.A.S. 10(3):1-167; repr 1979

1932c. The Bendaharas and Temenggongs. J.M.B.R.A.S. 10(1)

1932d. The Temenggongs of Muar. J.M.B.R.A.S. 10

1932e. Mother-right among khasis and Malays. JMBRAS X(1)

1932f. The early rulers of Perak, Pahang and Acheh. JMBRAS 10(1)

1932g. Tuhfat al-Nafis a history of Riau and Johore. JMBRAS X(2)

1932h. Malaya, the Straits Settlements and the Federated and Unfederated Malay States. London

1932. Mother-right among khasis and Malays. JMBRAS X(1)

1933. Abdul Jalil Sultan of Johore 1699-1719; Abdul Jamal Temenggong and Raffles Founding of Singapore. JMBRAS 11(ii)

1934a. A history of Perak. J.M.B.R.A.S. 12

1934b. A history of Selangor. J.M.B.R.A.S. 12

1934c. History of Malaya. Luzacand Co, London

1934d. Negeri Sembilan, the history, polity and beliefs of Nine States. JMBRAS 12 pt 3

1935a. A history of Malaya. JMBRAS 13(1)

1935b. Johore Empire. JMBRAS 13(1)

1936. Notes for a history of Kedah. J.M.B.R.A.S. 14

1937. The romance of modern Johore. Asiatic Rev ns 33(July):539-44

1938a. Kedah Annals. J.M.B.R.A.S. 16

1938b. The Malay Annals or Sejarah Melayu. The earliest recension from MS. No. 18 of the Raffles Collection in the Library of the Royal Asiatic Society, London. J.M.B.R.A.S. 16(3):1-225

1938c. The date authorship, contents and some new MSS of the Malay romance of Alexander the Great. JMBRAS XVI 2:1-23

1939a. A history of Malay literature with a chapter on modern development by Zainal Abidin bin Ahmad. JMBRAS XVII(3)

1939b. Bibliography to ‘A History of Malay literature’. JMBRAS 17

1940a. Malay Titles. JMBRAS 18(2)

1940b. Did Pasai rule Kedah in the XIVth century? JMBRAS XVIII(2)

1941. Slab-grave and iron implements. JMBRAS vol XIX, pt 1, pp93-8

1943a. Nature in Malay literature and folk verse. JRas pp27-33

1943b. Malaysia. In Arberry, A.J. and Landau, R. (eds) Islam Today. London pp211-26

1944a. The Indian influence in the Malay world. J. R. Asiat. Soc. Great Britain and Ireland (London), pp186-7

1944b. An undescribed Malay version of the Ramayana. JRAS pp63-73

1944c. Britain and Malaya: 1786-1941. Longmans Green, London

1947a. Kingship and enthronement in Malaya. JMBRAS XX(1)

1947b. Kingship and enthronement in Malaya. JMBRAS XX(1):130-49

1947c. The Malays: A Cultural History. Kelly & Walsh, Singapore; 5th ed 1958; 6th ed Routledge & Kegan Paul 1961

194d. Notes on Malay subjects. J.M.B.R.A.S. 20

1948. A Malay Legal Digest. JMBRAS(XXI):1-24

1948a. The Malay founder of Medieval Malacca. BSOAS XII(3/4):726-9

1948b. Malay history from Chinese sources. BSOAS XIII(1):182-3

1949a. Britain and Malaya 1786-1948. Longmans London

1949b. Malaya and its History. London; republished by Hutchinson Univ Lib, 1969

1949c. The Malay Annals again, Goa and the kings of Singapore. JMBRAS 22:178-80

1949d. A panji tale from Kelantan. JMBRAS 32:53-60

1950a. Indra and Saktimuna. JMBRAS 23(1)

1950b. The Malays: A Cultural History. Philosophical Library, New York

1951. Malay Proverbs. London

1952. Simple Malay. London 5th ed

*1953a. The Malay Magician. OUP, Singapore 180pp. First published 1951 by Routledge Kegan Paul, London

1953b. A History of Selangor. JMBRAS XXVIII(4)

1953c. An old Minangkabau legal digest from Perak. JMBRAS 26(1):1-13

1954. An Unabridged Malay-English Dictionary. Kelly & Walsh, Singapore; rep 1959, Marican and Son, Singapore 3rd edn

1956. Simple Malay Grammar for the Use of Schools. Marican & Sons, Singapore

1957. Sanskrit in Malay literature. Bul School Oriental and African Studies 20:599-600

1958. A history of classical Malay literature. JMBRAS XXXI(3)

1962. Malay rulers of Malacca. Malaya in History 7(ii)

1963. Notes on the history of Kedah. JMBRAS 14(3)

1956b. The maritime laws of Malacca. JMBRAS XXIX(3):22-59

1961a. ‘Malay chronicles from Sumatra and Malaya’. In Hall DGE (ed) History of South East Asia. Oxford Univ Press, London

1961b. Malay chronicles from Sumatra to Malaya. In Hall, D.G.E. (ed) Historians of South East Asia. OUP, London pp24-36

1962. A History of Malaya. Marican, Singapore

1965. Start from Alif, Count from One : An Autobiographical Memoire. OUP, K Lumpur

1969a. Malaya and Its History. Hutchinson Univ Library, London

1969b. A History of Classical Malay Literature. Oxford Univ Press, Kuala Lumpur

1970. The Malays : A Cultural History. Routledge & Kegan Paul

1975. The Malay Annals or Sejarah Melayu. JMBRAS XVI(iii)

Winstedt, R.O. and Sturrock (eds). 1914. Hikayat Awang Sulong Merah Muda. Singapore

_____ and Blagden, C.O. 1917. A Malay Reader. Clarendon Press, Oxford

_____ and Daing Abdul Hamid bin Tengku Mohamed Salleh. 1918. Kitab Tawarikh Melayu. Singapore

_____ and Wilkinson, R.J. 1934. A history of Perak. JMBRAS 12(1)

_____ and Josselin de Jong. 1954. A digest of customary law from Sungei Ujong. JMBRAS XXVII(3)

_____ and de Jong, Josselin. 1956. The maritime laws of Malacca. JMBRAS 29(3):28-49

_____ and _____ . 1961. Cerita Jenaka. Malaya Publ Hse, Singapura

_____ and _____ . 1964. Hikayat Anggun Che’ Tunggal. OUP, K Lumpur

_____ and _____ . 1965. Hikayat Malim Dewa. OUP, K Lumpur

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