SOAS University of London

South East Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Professor E Ulrich Kratz

DrPhil (Frankfurt)
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SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies

Emeritus Professor; Professorial Research Associate

South East Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Emeritus Professor; Professorial Research Associate

Professor E Ulrich Kratz
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The literatures, cultures and societies of the Malay-speaking world in their historical and contemporary political and religious context; Islam in Malay and Indonesian societies and cultures; Cultural, literary and textual studies


Malay philology;Malay literature; Malay culture


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Authored Books

Heraty, Toeti and Satyamurti, Carol (translator) and Kratz, E. Ulrich (translator) (2008) Poems — Puisi. London: Enitharmon Press in association with Poetry Translation Centre.

Kratz, E. Ulrich (2004) Segi-segi karangan Melayu tradisional. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

Kratz, E. Ulrich (1995) Indonesische Märchen. Hamburg: Rowohlt.


Kratz, E. Ulrich (2006) 'Like a Fish Gasping for Water: The Letters of a Temporary Spouse from Bengkulu'. Indonesia and the Malay World, (34) 100, pp 247-80.

Kratz, E. Ulrich (2002) 'Jawi spelling and orthography: a brief review'. Indonesia and the Malay World, (30) 86, pp 21-26.

Kratz, E. Ulrich (2000) 'Yang tersurat dan yang tersirat. Historicity and historical truth.'. Archipel, (60), pp 25-44.

Kratz, E. Ulrich (1999) 'Raja Ali Haji dan kedudukan karyanya dalam korpus teks sastera Melayu tradisional'. Filologi Melayu, (7), pp 155-77.

Kratz, E. Ulrich (1999) 'Amir Hamzah "raja" penyair Melayu'. Wacana, (1) 2, pp 261-273.

Kratz, E. Ulrich (1981) 'The editing of Malay manuscripts and textual criticism'. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, (137) 2&3, pp 229-43.

Kratz, E. Ulrich (1981) 'German language contribution to Indonesian studies'. Masyarakat Indonesia, (8) 2, pp 107-160.

Kratz, E. Ulrich (1980) 'A brief description of the Malay manuscripts of the 'Overbeck Collection' at the Museum Pusat, Jakarta'. Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, (53) 1, pp 90-106.

Edited Books or Journals

Ridhwan, Anwar and Kratz, E. Ulrich, (eds.), (2004) Hati mesra. Pantun Melayu sebelum 1914 suntingan Hans Overbeck. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

Kratz, E. Ulrich and Amir, Adriyetti, (eds.), (2002) Surat keterangan Syeikh Jalaluddin karangan Fakih Saghir. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

Kratz, E. Ulrich, (ed.), (2000) Sumber terpilih sejarah sastra Indonesia Abad XX. Jakarta: Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia.

Kratz, E. Ulrich, (ed.), (1996) Southeast Asian languages and literatures: a bibliographical guide to Burmese, Cambodian, Indonesian, Javanese, Malay, Minangkabau, Thai and Vietnamese. London: Tauris Academic Studies.

Book Chapters

Kratz, E. Ulrich (2009) 'Some thoughts on Islamic manuscripts from the Southern Philippines and the Jawi tradition'. In: Putten, Jan van der and Cody, Mary Kilcline, (eds.), Lost Times and untold tales from the Malay World. Singapore: NUS Press, pp 290-304.

Kratz, E. Ulrich (2004) 'Hikayat Hang Tuah, The Epic: Fact and Fiction'. In: Yousof, G. S., (ed.), Reflections on Asian-European Epics. Singapore: Asia-Europe Foundation, pp 122-148.

Kratz, E. Ulrich (2002) 'Ruptures and Departures: The Case of Malay(sian and Indonesian)'. In: Villareal, C.D. and Tope, L.R.R. and Jurilla, Patricia May Bantug, (eds.), Ruptures and Departures. Language and Culture in Southeast Asia: papers presented at the Second International Conference on Southeast Asia, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, 19-21 January 2000. Diliman, Quezon City: University of the Philippines, pp 77-88.

Kratz, E. Ulrich (2000) 'The canon of Indonesian literature: an analysis of Indonesian literary histories available in Indonesia'. In: Smyth, David, (ed.), The canon in Southeast Asian literatures. London: Curzon, pp 147-171.

Kratz, E. Ulrich (1997) 'Sources for the study of traditional Malay literature'. In: Saputra, Karsono H., (ed.), Tradisi tulis Nusantara. Jakarta: Masyarakat Pernaskahan Indonesia, pp 191-210.

Kratz, E. Ulrich (1992) 'Peranakan writing and Indonesian literature after Independence'. In: Salmon, Claudine, (ed.), Le moment "sino-malais' de la litterature Indonesienne. Paris: Association Archipel, pp 133-147.

Kratz, E. Ulrich (1986) 'Islamic attitudes toward modern Indonesian literature'. In: Grijns, C. D. and Robson, S. O., (eds.), Cultural contact and textual interpretation. Dordrecht: Foris Publications, pp 60-93.


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