Richard James Wilkinson

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Sir Richard James Wilkinson (1867 – 5 Disember 1941) merupakan pentadbir Koloni, sarjana bahasa Melayu dan sejarahwan.[1]

Richard James Wilkinson menunjukkan minat mendalam mengenai Melayu, terutamanya mengenai budaya, sejarah, bahasa, dan kesasteraan.

Dia mendapat pendidikan di Trinity College, Cambridge, dan bermula sebagai kadet di Negeri-negeri Selat pada 1889. Dia kemudian dilantik sebagai inspektor kebangsaan bagi sekolah-sekolah pada 1903 sehingga 1906. Dia kemudian menjadi residen memangku Negeri Sembilan pada 1910.

Antara 1911 hingga 1916 dia menjadi setiausaha koloni.

Buku Dikarang, disunting dan dihimpun[sunting | sunting sumber]

  • A vocabulary of central Sakai (dialect of the aboriginal communities in the Gopeng Valley), Printed by J. Brown at the Federated Malay States Govt. Press, 1915
  • Malay grammar, Published by The Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1913, with Sir Richard Olof Winstedt (1878–1966)
  • The Achehnese, Published by EJ Brill, 1906 with CS Hurgronje and AWS O'Sullivan
  • Malay beliefs, Published by Luzac & Co, 1906
  • A history of the peninsular Malays, with chapters on Perak & Selangor, Published by Kelly & Walsj 1920
  • An English-Malay dictionary: roman characters, 1932 reublished by Kelly & Walsh, 1939, with RO Winstedt
  • An Abridged Malay-English Dictionary (romanized), Published by the FMS Government Press, 1908
  • Notes on the Negri Sembilan, Published by the FMS Government Press, 1911
  • A history of Perak, Republished by the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1974, with RO Winstedt and SWE Maxwell
  • The incidents of Malay life, Printed by J. Russell at the FMS Govt. Press, 1908
  • Malay literature, Published by the FMS Government Press, 1907
  • Life and Customs, Part 1: The Incidents of Malay Life (1908)
  • Papers on Malay Subjects, Part I-V
  • Papers on Malay Subjects: Law, Part 1-2: Introductory Sketch and the Ninety-Nine Laws of Perak, 1907–1908
  • The education of Asiatics, 1901
  • Pantun Melayu, with RO Winsted, 1914
  • Kesah pĕlayaran Abdullah (Voyages of Munshi Abdullah), 1907
  • Code for grant-in-aid scholls and departmental instruction to inspecting officers, 1905
  • Malay literature part III: Malay proverbs on Malay chatacter‎, 1907


Rujukan[sunting | sunting sumber]

  1. Richard James Wilkinson (1867-1941): a man of parts by Gullick, J. M. 2001., Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. 74, no. 1: 19-42.

bacaan lanjut[sunting | sunting sumber]

  1. 7 letters from Richard James Wilkinson to Oscar Browning
  2. A century of British orientalists 1902-2001 By Clifford Edmund Bosworth, British Academy
  3. One hundred years' history of the Chinese in Singapore, University Malaya Press, 1967
  4. Richard James Wilkinson Bio, National Library of Singapore
  5. Richard James Wilkinson by By Sutherland, Duncan, National Library Board Singapore, 30-Jun-2010