Indonesia is a semi-annual journal devoted to the timely study of Indonesia's culture, history, government, economy, and society. It features original scholarly articles, interviews, translations, and book reviews. Published since April 1966, the journal provides area scholars and interested readers with contemporary analyses of Indonesia and an extensive archive of research pertaining to the nation and region. The journal is published by Cornell University's Southeast Asia Program.

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Volume Special Issue (1991)

Publication Date: July 1991

Editorial Note, Indonesia, Special Issue, (July 1991)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, Special Issue, (July 1991)

The Role of Indonesian Chinese in Shaping Modern Indonesian Life: A Conference in Retrospect

Leonard Blussé; 1-12

Placing the Chinese in Java on the Eve of the Twentieth Century

James Rush; 13-24

A Critical View of the Opium Farmers as Reflected in a Syair by Boen Sing Hoo (Semarang, 1889)

Claudine Salmon; 25-52

The Chinese of Indonesia and the Development of the Indonesian Language

Dédé Oetomo; 53-66

Forms of Censorship in the Dutch Indies: The Marginalization of Chinese-Malay Literature

Hendrik M. J. Maier; 67-82

Towkays and Tycoons: The Chinese in Indonesian Economic Life in the 1920s and 1980s

Jamie Mackie; 83-96

Becoming an Orang Indonesia Sejati: The Political Journey of Yap Thiam Hien

Daniel S. Lev; 97-112

The Social and Cultural Dimensions of the Role of Ethnic Chinese in Indonesian Society

Mély G. Tan; 113-126

The Role of Elites in Creating Capitalist Hegemony in Post-Oil Boom Indonesia

Yoon Hwan Shin; 127-144

China and Indonesia Make Up: Reflections on a Troubled Relationship

Michael Williams; 145-158

Contributors, Indonesia, Special Issue, (July 1991)