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.
Call Number: eBook (ProQuest eBrary database through PNRI)
Publication Date: 2013-03-29
Since the Bali bombings of 2002 and the rise of political Islam, Indonesia has frequently occupied media headlines. Nevertheless, the history of the fourth largest country on earth remains relatively unknown. Adrian Vickers' book, first published in 2005, traces the history of an island country, comprising some 240 million people, from the colonial period through revolution and independence to the present. Framed around the life story of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesia's most famous and controversial novelist and playwright, the book journeys through the social and cultural mores of Indonesian society, focusing on the experiences of ordinary people. In this new edition, the author brings the story up to date, revisiting his argument as to why Indonesia has yet to realise its potential as a democratic country. He also examines the rise of fundamentalist Islam, which has haunted Indonesia since the fall of Suharto.
"The history of Sumatra, containing an account of the government, laws, customs, and manners of the native inhabitants, with a description of the natural productions, and a relation of the ancient political state of that island."
Call Number: eBook (ProQuest eBrary database through PNRI)
Publication Date: 2008
Indonesia is the fourth largest country in the world. It comprises more than 17,000 islands inhabited by 230 million people who speak over 300 different languages. Now the world's largest Muslim nation, Indonesia remains extraordinarily heterogeneous due to the waves of immigration - Buddhist, Hindu, Arab, and European - that have defined the region's history.
Call Number: eBook (eBook Collection from Ebscohost through PNRI)
Publication Date: 2009-04-01
In the seventeenth century, the Dutch established a trading base at the Indonesian site of Jacarta. What began as a minor colonial outpost under the name Batavia would become, over the next three centuries, the flourishing economic and political nucleus of the Dutch Asian Empire. In this pioneering study, Jean Gelman Taylor offers a comprehensive analysis of Bataviarsquo;s extraordinary social world-its marriage patterns, religious and social organizations, economic interests, and sexual roles.
A guidebook about the island of Java, first published in 1893.
Indonesian History and People - Books in English
Indonesia: A Global Study Handbook by Florence Lamoureux; Lucien Ellington (Editor)
Call Number: TR 959.8 LAM i (Senior Teacher Resource Room)
Publication Date: 2003-12-02
A one-stop source for essential information on the history, geography, politics, religion, economy, and culture of the fourth-most-populous country in the world. * Entries cover the history, economics, politics, culture, and geography of Indonesia * An annotated chronology describes key events in Indonesia, from the 5th century to the present
The Indonesia Reader by Tineke Hellwig (Editor); Eric Tagliacozzo (Editor)
Call Number: TR 959.8 WIL i (Senior Teacher Resource Room)
Publication Date: 2009-03-13
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.
In the Time of Madness by Richard Lloyd Parry
Call Number: S 959.803 PAR i (Senior Library)
Publication Date: 2005-12-13
In the last years of the twentieth century, longtime journalist Richard Lloyd Parry found himself in the vast island nation of Indonesia, one of the most alluring, mysterious, and violent countries in the world. For thirty-two years, it had been paralyzed by the grip of the dictator and mystic General Suharto, but now the age of Suharto was coming to an end. Would freedom prevail, or merely lawlessness? On the island of Borneo, tribesmen embarked on a savage war of headhunting and cannibalism. Vast jungles burned uncontrollably; money lost its value; there were plane crashes and volcanic eruptions. After the tumultuous fall of Suharto came the vote on independence from Indonesia for the tiny occupied country of East Timor. And it was here, trapped in the besieged compound of the United Nations, that Lloyd Parry reached his own breaking point. A book of hair-raising immediacy and a riveting account of a voyage into the abyss, "In the Time of Madness" is an accomplishment in the great tradition of Conrad, Orwell, and Ryszard Kapuscinski.