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Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation

Serge A. Wich, S Suci Utami Atmoko, Tatang Mitra Setia, and Carel P. van Schaik (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199213276
eISBN:
9780191707568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213276.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book describes one of our closest relatives, the orangutan, and the only extant great ape in Asia. It is increasingly clear that orangutan populations show extensive variation in behavioral ... More


Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia

Evelyn Blackwood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834425
eISBN:
9780824870461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834425.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a compelling view of sexual and gender difference through the everyday lives of tombois and their girlfriends (“femmes”) in the city of Padang, West Sumatra. While likening ... More


Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Gregory M. Simon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The moral practices and concepts that circulate in Minangkabau society in West Sumatra, Indonesia articulate and help manage tensions between conflicting values and conflicting experiences of ... More


Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Margaret Kartomi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Although Sumatra is the sixth largest island in the world and home to an estimated 44 million Indonesians, its musical arts and cultures have not been the subject of a book-length study until now. ... More


Wild Man from Borneo: A Cultural History of the Orangutan

Robert Cribb, Helen Gilbert, and Helen Tiffin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837143
eISBN:
9780824869779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837143.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Arguably the most humanlike of all the great apes, particularly in intelligence and behavior, the orangutan has been cherished, used, and abused ever since it was first brought to the attention of ... More


Imagining Modern Indonesia via Autobiography

Susan Rodgers

in Telling Lives, Telling History: Autobiography and Historical Imagination in Modern Indonesia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520085466
eISBN:
9780520914797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520085466.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book presents English translations of two childhood memoirs from Sumatra, Indonesia: P. Pospos's Aku dan Toba: Tjatatan dari Masa Kanak-Kanak (Me and Toba: Notes from Childhood Times) and ... More


Me and Toha

Susan Rodgers

in Telling Lives, Telling History: Autobiography and Historical Imagination in Modern Indonesia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520085466
eISBN:
9780520914797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520085466.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents the English translation of P. Pospos's childhood memoirs Aku dan Toba: Tjatatan dari Masa Kanak-Kanak. The twenty-four chapters of these memoirs relate the author's experience ... More


The Treasures of Asia

Rudolph J. Vecoli and Francesco Durante

Donna R. Gabaccia (ed.)

in Oh Capitano!: Celso Cesare Moreno - Adventurer, Cheater, and Scoundrel on Four Continents

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279869
eISBN:
9780823281428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279869.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter chronicles Celso Cesare Moreno's exploits in Asia, beginning with his decision to take to the sea like other Italian missionaries, explorers, and traders before him, such as Marco Polo ... More


The Challenge of the Pacific

Rudolph J. Vecoli and Francesco Durante

Donna R. Gabaccia (ed.)

in Oh Capitano!: Celso Cesare Moreno - Adventurer, Cheater, and Scoundrel on Four Continents

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279869
eISBN:
9780823281428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279869.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on Celso Cesare Moreno's failed Pulau Weh project during his voyage to North America that commenced in 1868. It first considers the various reactions to Moreno's presence in ... More


At Sea: The Pilgrim Sails for the Holy Land

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

in Hyecho's Journey: The World of Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226517902
eISBN:
9780226518060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226518060.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes sea travel by Buddhist monks, such as Hyecho’s journey from China to India, stopping in Sumatra and its kingdom of Śrīvijaya along the way. Because of their close association ... More


Connections across Sumatra

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This concluding chapter highlights some of the connections between the traditional styles and genres of the performing arts across Sumatra, paying attention to the impact of indigenous religions and ... More


Sumatra’s Performing Arts, Groups, and Subgroups

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book examines the traditional musical arts of Sumatra, with particular emphasis on the ethnographic, cultural, and historical contexts of the performing arts that contain music as well as some ... More


South Sumatra: “The Realm of Many Rivers”

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the historical distribution of two musico-lingual groups living in South Sumatra: the Besemah in Tanjungsakti and Kayuagung, and the Ogan-Komering Ilir (OKI) people in Burai. ... More


The Wartime Creation of “Gending Sriwijaya”: From Banned Song to South Sumatran Symbol

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines South Sumatra's official musical symbol, “Gending Sriwijaya,” a single song-dance created in 1945 and was first performed with its accompanying dance “Tari Gending Sriwijaya” as ... More


The Island of Bangka

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the performing arts of four main musico-lingual groups in Bangka, South Sumatra: the Malays, the Suku Lom forest-dwellers, the Suku Sekak sea-boat-dwellers, and the Chinese ... More


The Village and the Marketplace: The Moral Structure of a Minangkabau City

Gregory M. Simon

in Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The particular economic, religious, and political history of Minangkabau society in West Sumatra has fueled a moral tension between autonomy and social integration. Minangkabau society, and the city ... More


Malayu Antecedents

Leonard Y. Andaya

in Leaves of the Same Tree: Trade and Ethnicity in the Straits of Melaka

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831899
eISBN:
9780824869403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831899.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses how the Malayu were one of the earliest and most influential groups in the Straits of Melaka. As an ethnonym, “Malayu” initially referred to the communities living in southeast ... More


Trials for the Mistreatment of Civilians and Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees

Fred L. Borch

in Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198777168
eISBN:
9780191822964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777168.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter looks at representative cases involving the mistreatment of prisoners of war and civilian internees by Japanese camp personnel, as well as noninterned civilians who were mistreated while ... More


ʿAlid Piety and State-sponsored Spectacle: Tabot Tradition in Bengkulu, Sumatra

R. Michael Feener

in Shi'ism In South East Asia: Alid Piety and Sectarian Constructions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190264017
eISBN:
9780190618537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264017.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This paper examines the historical development of a tradition of Ashura commemoration known as tabot in Bengkulu, Indonesia. The tabot has its origins in Muslim India. It was carried to this stretch ... More


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