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 52

Publication Date: October 1991

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 52, (October 1991)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 52, (October 1991)

Epigraphical References to the "City" and the "State" in Early Indonesia, with an Introduction by K. W. Taylor

Hermann Kulke; 1-22

States without Cities: Demographic Trends in Early Java

Jan Wisseman Christie; 23-40

The Merchant and the King: Political Myths of Southeast Asian Coastal Polities

Pierre-Yves Manguin; 41-54

Competing Hierarchies: Javanese Merchants and the Priyayi Elite in Solo, Central Java

Suzanne A. Brenner; 55-84

Javanese Mysticism and Art: A Case of Iconography and Healing

Astri Wright; 85-104

Vivere Pericolosamente

Tjalie Robinson; 105-118

Why I Didn't Set Up My Own Business

Idrus; 119-122

Malay Manuscripts and Early Printed Books at the Library of Congress

A. Kohar Rony; 123-134

Contributors, Indonesia, volume 52, (October 1991)