A Historical Narrative Ceremony on the Luminary on the Aborigines ‘Sehari Bersamamu'.
Prof. Emeritus Dato' Dr. Hood Salleh
Prof. Emeritus Dato 'Dr. Hood Salleh was born on 24 November 1942 in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. He received his early education at the Anglo-Chinese School, Seremban, and King George V School, Seremban. He furthered his studies at the Bachelor Degree level (First Class Honours) at the University of Western Australia in 1970, Postgraduate Diploma in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford (1971); Bachelor of Letters (1974) and also a Ph.D. from the same university in 1978.
He began his career as a tutor (1970-1972) at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Lecturer of Social Anthropology (1973-1979), Associate Professor of Social Anthropology (1980-1992), Professor of Social Anthropology (1993), Associate Director, Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (1995-1997), Foundation Professor of Malay Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and Professor / Principal Fellow, , Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
He had conducted numerous studies related to anthropology and sociology such as ‘Continuities Between Malay Society and Other Indigenous Societies of the Malay Peninsular', ‘Wider Ethnographic Issues on the Malay World; Indigenous People, in Relation to Land, Cultural Relation and Governance, Especially the Question of Modern Identity and Institution Building, With Special Reference to the Orang Asli of Malaysia and Bumiputra of Sarawak and Sabah' and ‘Mountains, Conservation and People'.
Prof. Emeritus Dato 'Dr. Hood is also active in writing articles and documentaries, which among others include; ‘The Ethno-Historical Perspectives and Social Change Among the Aborigines: A Brief Overview', Journal of Anthropology and Sociology (1975), ‘The Cultural Context of Semelai Trance', Federation Museums Journal (1979), ‘Orang Asli Perceptions of the Malay World' dalam Ilmu Masyarakat' (‘Aboriginal Perceptions of the Malay World') in the Ilmu Masyarakat (1983), ‘Buletin Kumpulan Pengajian Orang Asli', (‘Aboriginal Studies Group Bulletin') No. 1 (1985): ‘Kanaq of Malaysia' Documentary Video (for Radio Televisyen Malaysia) (1986), ‘Culture and Science of Mountains' (2003) and many more.
Excellence within the field of research has earned him many awards, namely the Ford Foundation Southeast Asia Fellowship, Japan Society For the Promotion of Science (JSPS); Hitachi Scholarship Foundation (Komai Fellowship), Japan Ministry of Education Fellowship (Mombusho), Sumitomo Foundation.