Cornell Modern Indonesia Project
An impressive series of studies on modern Indonesia that includes Interim Reports, Translations, Monographs, and Bibliographies. The Interim Reports deal with topics ranging from the bloody 1965 coup that unseated Sukarno and elevated General Suharto, to the Japanese Occupation, elections, decentralization, foreign policy, the role of the nation's armed forces, and the status of Chinese citizens in Indonesia. Original documents translated and published by CMIP include speeches from independence leaders such as Sukarno, Sjahrir, and Hatta, as well as significant studies authored by Indonesian intellectuals, economists, and politicians. CMIP Monographs tend to focus on contemporary Indonesian politics, but include anthropological and social analyses as well. The Bibliographies illuminate a range of works that were important to research on Indonesia in the middle of the century and after. Taken together, these publications offer a detailed and varied portrait of the gestation, birth, and development of an independent Southeast Asian nation in the twentieth century.