TRADITION CARD GAME CEKI: COMMUNITY IDENTITY CHINESE MALAY MEDAN, MINANG, AND BALI

Zeffry Alkatiry, Mochamad Aviandy

Abstract

A game is a cultural product of a society that created it. In games there is a reflection of the cultural patterns and philosophical values of the community concerned. Every society has a different form of games, but there are also similarities to each other, which in essence is to meet the needs of the expression of togetherness among them. Ceki card game is a cultural product of Chinese society that has already spread among Malay community around Malaysia, Singapore and North Sumatra, even some other Indonesian ethnic such as Minang and Bali. Based on this background, this paper discusses how Chinese cultural traditions could be spread and accepted by other societies outside of ethnic Chinese, and whether there are differences and similarities between them. The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the similarities and differences in the function and meaning of Ceki card game to the Mala communities of Medan, Minang and Bali. Sources of data are taken from literature review and field observation. This article is the result of qualitative research. The analysis used to understand the function and meaning of Ceki card game in a study in cultural studies.

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