Malaya in art and architecture

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Art and architecture played a role in expressions of Malaya's nascent independent state in 1957, but the determination of what Malaya meant, ideologically, was different to different groups. Two types of nationalism were at work, namely that led by ethnic Malay leaders and political parties, and that led by a more ethnically-inclusive set of leaders and groups. This paper explores these concepts as frozen in mural paintings and the accompanying national architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-127
Number of pages15
JournalInter-Asia Cultural Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies


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