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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
I. Early Histories
II. Early Modern Histories
III. Cultures in Collision
IV. Through Travelers' Eyes
V. High Colonial Indies
VI. The Last Decades of the Indies
VII. From Nationalism to Independence
VIII. The Old Order, the New Order-Political Climate
IX. Social Issues and Cultural Debates
X. Intro the Twenty-First Century
Suggestions for Further Reading 451
Acknowledgment of Copyrights 457
Index 465

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An introduction to Indonesia's history, culture, and politics, which brings together more than 150 selections, including journalists' articles, explorers' chronicles, photographs, poetry, stories, cartoons, drawings, letters, and speeches

About the Author

Tineke Hellwig is Associate Professor of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of In the Shadow of Change: Images of Women in Indonesian Literature and a co-editor of Asian Women: Interconnections. Eric Tagliacozzo is Associate Professor of History at Cornell University. He is the author of Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865-1915 and editor of Southeast Asia and the Middle East: Islam, Movement, and the Longue Duree.

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Editors Hellwig (Asian studies, Univ. of British Columbia; In the Shadow of Change: Images of Women in Indonesian Literature) and Tagliacozzo (history & Asian studies, Cornell Univ.; Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865-1915) here introduce the understudied nation of Indonesia. Reading their book is like exploring an eclectic, brightly colored museum-and leaving with a multifaceted understanding of one nation's history and cultures. The book is chronologically organized into ten sections, each beginning with an introduction by the editors and then providing ten to 12 engaging pieces relating to the time period. The primary sources included here are the book's gems; they range from fifth-century stone pillars and writings by travelers throughout many centuries to fiction, newspaper articles, manifestos, and more in the 20th and 21st centuries. Unfortunately, there are a couple of minor drawbacks. First, the introductions do not always provide background on the applicable author's affiliations. Second, both Indonesian words and social science terms need definitions. Finally, future versions of this book would benefit from suggestions for additional reading. Recommended for all students of Asian studies.-Karen Sobel, Univ. of Denver Lib. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

"Tineke Hellwig and Eric Tagliacozzo have woven together a variety of observations across time to help gain some insight into the astonishingly varied story of a fascinating nation. From reflections on the role of inter-oceanic trade, the flow of world religions, the fight for independence, and ultimately, a just society, the book offers a key corpus of documents to debate and contextualize." Michael Laffan, Princeton University "With selections including scholarly pieces, manifestoes, interviews, speeches, and inscriptions, this volume captures the long sweep of the Indonesian archipelago's history while emphasizing its spectacular diversity. This is a Reader that deserves to be read."--Rudof Mrazek, University of Michigan

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