No Concessions: The Life of Yap Thiam Hien, Indonesian Human Rights Lawyer

No Concessions: The Life of Yap Thiam Hien, Indonesian Human Rights Lawyer

by Daniel S. Lev
     
 

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The compelling personal story of human rights lawyer Yap Thiam Hien (1913-1989) brings decades of modern Indonesian history to life. No Concessions is a penetrating analysis of the trajectory of the Chinese minority in Indonesia over close to a century and the remarkable making of a civic leader. Without abandoning his ethnic roots, Yap transcended them by

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The compelling personal story of human rights lawyer Yap Thiam Hien (1913-1989) brings decades of modern Indonesian history to life. No Concessions is a penetrating analysis of the trajectory of the Chinese minority in Indonesia over close to a century and the remarkable making of a civic leader. Without abandoning his ethnic roots, Yap transcended them by becoming a courageous legal defender of civil and human rights of all oppressed Indonesians, including former communists and radical Muslims.

University of Washington Press

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". . . masterly biography . . ." -Gerry Van Klinken, Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde
Bijdragen tot de Taal- - Gerry Van Klinken
... masterly biography...

Australian Journal of Asian Law - Melissa Crouch
This book provides important insights into the history of political repression, racism and discrimination in Indonesia through the life of one man. It also makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of Indonesian legal history. This book will inform and inspire a new generation...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295993362
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
09/09/2013
Series:
Critical Dialogues in Southeast Asian Studies Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Daniel S. Lev (1931-2006) was professor of political science at the University of Washington. Among his publications are Legal Evolution and Political Authority in Indonesia: Selected Essays; Islamic Courts in Indonesia: A Study in the Political Bases of Legal Institutions; The Transition to Guided Democracy: Indonesian Politics, 1957-1959, and, as coeditor, Making Indonesia.

University of Washington Press

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