Oral Tradition as a Source for Digging Up the History of Parakan as a Heritage City

Purwantiasning Ari Widyati, Kurniawan Kemas Ridwan, Sunarti Pudentia Maria Purenti Sri

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This research was aimed to explore the history of Parakan City, a small city of Indonesia, located in Central Java. Parakan City has been regarded as a heritage city in Central Java and is well known as a Bambu Runcing City. Bambu Runcing is a sharpened bamboo that has been used as a traditional weapon in the past hundred years in Indonesia. This research was to conduct in oral tradition as a source for digging up the history of Parakan, particularly the reason why the community of Parakan using the words "Bambu Runcing" as a brand name for the city. This research was also to describe to what extent the community in having a strong attachment to the founder of Bambu Runcing known as KH Subuki. Some relevant and credible sources were interviewed using this oral tradition, and some of them are the second and third generation of KH Subuki.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01001
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2018
Event2018 International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering, ICCEE 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 2 Oct 20185 Oct 2018


  • Bamboo Runcing City
  • Heritage City
  • History
  • Oral tradition
  • Parakan


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