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The Indonesia Reader: History, Culture, Politics (World Readers)

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Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, encompassing nearly eighteen thousand islands. The fourth-most populous nation in the world, it has a larger Muslim population than any other. The Indonesia Reader is a unique introduction to this extraordinary country. Assembled for the traveler, student, and expert alike, the Reader includes more than 150 selections: journalists’ articles, explorers’ chronicles, photographs, poetry, stories, cartoons, drawings, letters, speeches, and more. Many pieces are by Indonesians; some are translated into English for the first time. All have introductions by the volume’s editors. Well-known figures such as Indonesia’s acclaimed novelist Pramoedya Ananta Toer and the American anthropologist Clifford Geertz are featured alongside other artists and scholars, as well as politicians, revolutionaries, colonists, scientists, and activists.

Organized chronologically, the volume addresses early Indonesian civilizations; contact with traders from India, China, and the Arab Middle East; and the European colonization of Indonesia, which culminated in centuries of Dutch rule. Selections offer insight into Japan’s occupation (1942–45), the establishment of an independent Indonesia, and the post-independence era, from Sukarno’s presidency (1945–67), through Suharto’s dictatorial regime (1967–98), to the present Reformasi period. Themes of resistance and activism recur: in a book excerpt decrying the exploitation of Java’s natural wealth by the Dutch; in the writing of Raden Ajeng Kartini (1879–1904), a Javanese princess considered the icon of Indonesian feminism; in a 1978 statement from East Timor objecting to annexation by Indonesia; and in an essay by the founder of Indonesia’s first gay activist group. From fifth-century Sanskrit inscriptions in stone to selections related to the 2002 Bali bombings and the 2004 tsunami, The Indonesia Reader conveys the long history and the cultural, ethnic, and ecological diversity of this far-flung archipelago nation.

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An interdisciplinary anthology that includes many primary materials never before published in English.

Synopsis:

An introduction to Indonesia s history, culture, and politics, which brings together more than 150 selections, including journalists articles, explorers chronicles, photographs, poetry, stories, cartoons, drawings, letters, and speeches.

About the Author

“Tineke Hellwig and Eric Tagliacozzo have woven together a variety of observations across time to help gain some insight into the astonishingly varied story of a fascinating nation. From reflections on the role of interoceanic trade, the flow of world religions, and the fight for independence and, ultimately, a just society, the book offers a key corpus of documents to debate and contextualize.”—Michael Laffan, Princeton University
“With selections including scholarly pieces, manifestoes, interviews, speeches, and inscriptions, this volume captures the long sweep of the Indonesian archipelago’s history while emphasizing its spectacular diversity. This is a Reader that deserves to be read.”—Rudof Mrázek, University of Michigan

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822344247
Author:
Hellwig, Tineke
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Editor:
Tagliacozzo, Eric
Editor:
Tineke Hellwig
Author:
Tagliacozzo, Eric
Author:
Kirk, Robin
Author:
Starn, Orin
Subject:
Asia - Southeast
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Indonesia Politics and government.
Subject:
Indonesia Social conditions.
Subject:
World History-Southeast Asia
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
World Readers
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
46 photos, 2 tables, 1 map, 11 figures
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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