Proceedings of the First International Conference on Democracy and Social Transformation, ICON-DEMOST 2021, September 15, 2021, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

The Comparative Historical Study of "Malin Deman and Puti Bungsu" Legend from Indonesia with "Niu Lang and Zhi Nu" from China

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315609,
        author={Ninawati  Syahrul and Sastri  Sunarti and Purwaningsih  Purwaningsih and Suryami  Suryami},
        title={The Comparative Historical Study of "Malin Deman and Puti Bungsu" Legend from Indonesia with "Niu Lang and Zhi Nu" from China},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Democracy and Social Transformation, ICON-DEMOST 2021, September 15, 2021, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICON-DEMOST},
        year={2022},
        month={2},
        keywords={legend; culture; comparative; motifs},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315609}
    }
    
  • Ninawati Syahrul
    Sastri Sunarti
    Purwaningsih Purwaningsih
    Suryami Suryami
    Year: 2022
    The Comparative Historical Study of "Malin Deman and Puti Bungsu" Legend from Indonesia with "Niu Lang and Zhi Nu" from China
    ICON-DEMOST
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315609
Ninawati Syahrul1,*, Sastri Sunarti1, Purwaningsih Purwaningsih1, Suryami Suryami1
  • 1: The Agency for Language Development and Cultivation Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of Republic of Indonesia Jalan Daksinapati Barat IV, Rawamangun, Jakarta Timur
*Contact email: ninawatisyahrul.bahasa@gmail.com

Abstract

This study is conducted by using a comparative historical analysis of two legends, entitled "Malin Deman and Puti Bungsu" from Indonesia (West Sumatra) and "Niu Lang and Zhi Nu" from China. It uses the Finnish comparative literary approach with the motifs method. The results of this study signify that four motifs described the pattern of Indonesian-Chinese literary and cultural kinship. The four motifs were (1) the motif about women and family, (2) the motif about color , (3) the motif about numbers, and (4) the motif about animals. Those motifs indicate a cultural connection between the two nations, Indonesia and China, combined as a characteristic of the Austronesian cultural region.