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

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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 ...
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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.

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.

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

  • ISBN-13: 9780295993362
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 9/9/2013
  • Series: Critical Dialogues in Southeast Asian Studies
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Benedict Anderson 3

Primary Players 20

1 Aceh 23

2 Java 43

3 Batavia 64

4 From Sukabumi to Leiden 80

5 Jakarta 100

6 Hazardous Waters 123

7 At Sea in Peranakan Politics 139

8 The Baperki Wars 167

9 Out of the Ethnic Cage 199

10 Into New Order Indonesia 219

11 Early New Order Battlefields 253

12 Reform Frontiers 286

13 Law as Politics: A Sidetrip to Detention 312

Epilogue: A Steady Course Arlene O. Lev 337

Postscript: New Order Landmark Cases Sebastiaan Pompe Ibrahim Assegaf 343

Appendix: Defense Summation in Asep Suryaman Trial Yap Thiam Hien 381

Glossary 385

Notes 391

Acknowledgments 443

Selected Bibliography 445

Index 451

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