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 61

Publication Date: April 1996

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 61, (April 1996)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 61, (April 1996)

My Apologies, in the Name of Experience

Pramoedya Ananta Toer; 1-14

House (Rumah)

Pramoedya Ananta Toer; 15-24

My Kampung (Kampungku)

Pramoedya Ananta Toer; 25-32

Flunky + Maid (Djongos + Babu)

Pramoedya Ananta Toer; 33-42

Commentary: "Flunky + Maid"

James T Siegel; 43-50

Only the Deaf Hear Well

Rudolf Mrázek; 51-92

The Phantom World of Digoel

Takashi Shiraishi; 93-118

Pramoedya Ananta Toer and China: The Transformation of a Cultural Intellectual

Hong Liu; 119-144

Between Gelanggang and Lekra: Pramoedya's Developing Literary Concepts

Martina Heinschke; 145-170


Seno Gumira Ajidarma; 171-174

The Mystery of the Town of Ningi (or The Invisible Christmas)

Seno Gumira Ajidarma; 175-178


Review of East Timor at the Crossroads: The Forging of a Nation

Loren Ryter; 179-185

Review of Islam et Armee dans L'Indonesie Contemporaine

Robert W. Hefner; 186-189

Contributors, Indonesia, volume 61, (April 1996)