Pelras, Christian


No website on Sulawesi would be complete without the scholarship of Christian Pelras. The OXIS site holds few of his publications as most are the copyright of the journal Archipel. A complete set of Pelras’ thirty-two articles on South Sulawesi, in English and French, was published in 2010 as Explorations dans l'univers des Bugis (Cahiers d’Archipel vol. 39). It is available for €35 from  His monograph The Bugis is available under Books.

Individual copies of Archipel containing his articles can be downloaded from


See also Macknight 2016. Christian Pelras and his work: 17 August 1934-19 July 2014. International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies 12, Supp 1, 7-11 and obituary in News