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 51

Publication Date: April 1991

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 51, (April 1991)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 51, (April 1991)

Company Island: A Note on the History of Belitung

Mary F. Somers Heidhues; 1-20

Manipulating Tradition: The State, Adat, Popular Protest, and Class Conflict in Colonial Lampung

Jeffrey B. Kingston; 21-46

Matrilineal Inheritance and Migration in a Minangkabau Community

R. J. Chadwick; 47-82

The Ethnic Culture Page in Medan Journalism

Susan Rodgers; 83-104

A City of Migrants: Kota Ambon at the End of the Seventeenth Century

Gerrit J. Knaap; 105-128

A Throne for the People: Observations on the Jumenengen of Sultan Hamengku Buwono X

Felicia Hughes-Freeland; 129-152

In Memory of Barbara Lovric

Barbara Leigh; 153-154

Contributors, Indonesia, volume 51, (April 1991)