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Chinese Indonesians in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Democratisation and Ethnic Minorities

Wu-Ling Chong

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455997
eISBN:
9789888455508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455997.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book examines the complex situation of ethnic Chinese Indonesians in post-Suharto Indonesia, focusing on Chinese in two of the largest Indonesian cities, Medan and Surabaya. The fall of Suharto ... More


Conclusion

Wu-Ling Chong

in Chinese Indonesians in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Democratisation and Ethnic Minorities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455997
eISBN:
9789888455508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455997.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter provides an analysis and summary of the active role of ethnic Chinese in reproducing and perpetuating their ambivalent position as well as in shaping Indonesia’s political, business, and ... More


Indonesia: Greening the Pancasila State

Robert R. Bianchi

in Guests of God: Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195171075
eISBN:
9780199835102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171071.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

When Suharto began losing support in the military, he tried to shore up popularity by making the Indonesian hajj the largest in the world and dragging his whole family to Mecca to deflect outrage ... More


Catholics in Indonesia and the Struggle for Democracy

Baskara T. Wardaya

in Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267309
eISBN:
9780823272334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267309.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

To understand the contemporary relationship between the people and state of Indonesia and the Catholic faith, one must analyze the complex history that has given rise to both in the archipelago. ... More


Contemplating the Role of the Ethnic Chinese: Ethnic Politics, Criminality, and Civil Society in Post-Suharto Indonesia

Wu-Ling Chong

in Chinese Indonesians in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Democratisation and Ethnic Minorities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455997
eISBN:
9789888455508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455997.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter explains the objectives, theoretical framework, literature review, scope of research, methods of research, and chapterisation of this study. This study adopts a combination of Anthony ... More


A Short History of the Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia: Creating a ‘Pariah’ Class

Wu-Ling Chong

in Chinese Indonesians in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Democratisation and Ethnic Minorities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455997
eISBN:
9789888455508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455997.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter explores the origins of the ambivalent position of ethnic Chinese in Indonesia. Historically, the Chinese have their ancestral roots in China and do not have particular regions in ... More


Democratisation and Ethnic Minorities: A Look at Indonesia’s Democratisation and the Ethnic Chinese

Wu-Ling Chong

in Chinese Indonesians in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Democratisation and Ethnic Minorities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455997
eISBN:
9789888455508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455997.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter discusses the democratisation process in post-Suharto Indonesia and the role of Chinese Indonesians in the democratisation process. The opening up of democratic politics in the ... More


Opening Up the Chinese Socio-cultural Sphere: The Ambivalence of Increasing Visibility

Wu-Ling Chong

in Chinese Indonesians in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Democratisation and Ethnic Minorities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455997
eISBN:
9789888455508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455997.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines the opening up of the Chinese socio-cultural sphere in post-Suharto Medan and Surabaya. Chinese Indonesians who strongly support Chinese ethnic and cultural identities have made ... More


Local Ethnic Chinese Business

Wu-Ling Chong

in Chinese Indonesians in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Democratisation and Ethnic Minorities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455997
eISBN:
9789888455508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455997.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter explores the illegal or semi-legal means Chinese Indonesian businesspeople tend to adopt to gain and protect their business and personal interests in the post-Suharto era. These business ... More


Electoral Politics and the Chinese in Post-Suharto Indonesia

Wu-Ling Chong

in Chinese Indonesians in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Democratisation and Ethnic Minorities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455997
eISBN:
9789888455508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455997.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter focuses on the involvement of Chinese Indonesians in electoral politics in post-Suharto Medan and Surabaya and how this intersects with their stereotypical position as businesspeople. ... More


After the New Order: Space, Politics, and Jakarta

Abidin Kusno

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837457
eISBN:
9780824871017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837457.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores the formation of populist urban programs in post-Suharto Jakarta and the cultural and political contradictions that have arisen as a result of the continuing influence of the ... More


“A Gleam of Light in Asia”

Geoffrey B. Robinson

in The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196497
eISBN:
9781400888863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196497.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter argues that in the crucial six months after the alleged coup of October 1, 1965, Western powers encouraged the army to move forcefully against the Left, facilitated widespread violence ... More


Mass Incarceration

Geoffrey B. Robinson

in The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196497
eISBN:
9781400888863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196497.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the campaign of mass incarceration. This is done with a view to understanding why and how it occurred, how it was related to the mass killings of the same period, and what its ... More


An Indonesian Islam?

Carool Kersten

in A History of Islam in Indonesia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681839
eISBN:
9781474434973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681839.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The history of postcolonial Indonesia can therefore be divided into three periods, dominated by different regimes with its own characteristics, during which Islamisation process has continued to ... More


Indonesia Sakit: Indonesian Disorders and the Subjective Experience and Interpretive Politics of Contemporary Indonesian Artists

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good and Byron J. Good

in Postcolonial Disorders

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252233
eISBN:
9780520941021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252233.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines how citizen-artists in Indonesia creatively and critically engaged in subjectifying the state through pointedly political art, generating narratives and fantasies both visual ... More


Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia

Anne Rasmussen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255487
eISBN:
9780520947429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255487.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. The author explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the ... More


Turning Time: An Interview

Abidin Kusno

in After the New Order: Space, Politics, and Jakarta

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837457
eISBN:
9780824871017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837457.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter presents the author's remarks on the changing ideology of development, during an interview. He claimed that development in Jakarta has a history longer than the Suharto ... More


Student Movements and Indonesia’s Democratic Transition

Yatun Sastramidjaja

in Activists in Transition: Progressive Politics in Democratic Indonesia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742477
eISBN:
9781501742491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742477.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter is an account of the student movement, which traces its fall from political vanguard to “orphans of democracy.” Heir to a long tradition of student struggle, student activists followed a ... More


Democratization and Indonesia’s Anticorruption Movement

Elisabeth Kramer

in Activists in Transition: Progressive Politics in Democratic Indonesia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742477
eISBN:
9781501742491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742477.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter illustrates how the corrupt activities of Suharto, his cronies, and his family fueled antigovernment sentiment, even though the movement itself did not take form until after 1998. The ... More


Horrifying Youth

Thomas Barker

in Indonesian Cinema after the New Order: Going Mainstream

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9789888528073
eISBN:
9789882204751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528073.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Horror film is one of the most popular genres in the new mainstream Indonesian cinema. Dismissed by most critics as cheap and commercialised, this chapter draws on scholarship that links horror ... More


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