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 69

Publication Date: April 2000

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 69, (April 2000)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 69, (April 2000)

Sukarno's Proclamation of Indonesian Independence

George McT. Kahin; 1-4

George McTurnan Kahin, 1918-2000

Stanley J. O'Connor, Thak Chaloemtiarana and Benedict R. O'G. Anderson; 5-8

Kiblat and the Mediatic Jew

James T. Siegel; 9-40

Islam and the Spirit Cults in New Order Indonesia: Global Flows vs. Local Knowledge

Thomas Gibson; 41-70

United Nations Involvement with the Act of Self-Determination in West Irian (Indonesian West New Guinea), 1968-1969

John Saltford; 71-92

The Unreal War: The Indonesian Revolution through the Eyes of Dutch Novelists and Reporters

Tessel Pollmann; 93-106

Javanese Wayang Kulit in the Times of Comedy: Clown Scenes, Innovation, and the Performance's Being in the Present World. Part Two.

Jan Mrázek; 107-172

Indonesia Statistik: Surat buat Para Pembaca

Benedict R. O'G. Anderson; 173-176


James T. Siegel; 177-178

Review Essays

Hierarchy and the "Unmodern": A review of The Domestication of Desire: Women, Wealth and Modernity in Java

Andrew Willford; 179-192

Varieties of Javanese Violence: A review of Varieties of Javanese Religion: An Anthropological Account

James T. Siegel; 193-201

Contributors, Indonesia, volume 69, (April 2000)