The Indonesia Reader: History, Culture, Politics

The Indonesia Reader: History, Culture, Politics

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by Tineke Hellwig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822344033

ISBN-13: 9780822344032

Pub. Date: 03/13/2009

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

"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 an introduction to this extraordinary country. Assembled for the traveler, student, and expert alike, the Reader includes more than 150 selections:…  See more details below

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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 an 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." 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822344032
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
03/13/2009
Series:
The World Readers
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

I Early Histories 13

II Early Modern Histories 63

III Cultures in Collision 105

IV Through Travelers' Eyes 149

V High Colonial Indies 193

VI The Last Decades of the Indies 245

VII From Nationalism to Independence 291

VIII The Old Order, the New Order - Political Climate 329

IX Social Issues and Cultural Debates 365

X Into the Twenty-First Century 407

Suggestions for Further Reading 451

Acknowledgment of Copyrights 457

Index 465

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