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 62

Publication Date: October 1996

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 62, (October 1996)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 62, (October 1996)

Scholarship on Indonesia and Raison d'Etat: Personal Experience

Benedict R. O'G. Anderson; 1-18

The 1927 Communist Uprising in Sumatra: A Reappraisal

Audrey R. Kahin; 19-36

Of Cracks and Crackdowns: Five Translations of Recent Internet Postings

Jesse Randall; 37-52

Woman as Nation in Mangunwijaya's Durga Umayi

Michael H. Bodden; 53-82

Selected Poems

Afrizal Malna; 83-89

The Salt Farm and Fishing Industry of Bagan Si Api Api

John G. Butcher; 91-122

Joebar Ayoeb

James T. Siegel; 123-124


Review of Being Modern in Bali: Image and Change

Danilyn Rutherford; 125-132

Review of Hai trinh chi luoc "Recit sommaire d'un voyage en mer"

Nora Taylor; 133-136

Review of The Indonesian Economy Since 1966: Southeast Asia's Emerging Giant

Siddharth Chandra; 137-138

Review of Issues in Urban Development: Case Studies from Indonesia

Sarah Maxim; 139-141

Contributors, Indonesia, volume 62, (October 1996)