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 54

Publication Date: October 1992

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 54, (October 1992)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 54, (October 1992)

Release from Kala's Grip: Ritual Uses of Shadow Plays in Java and Bali

Ward Keeler; 1-26

Origin, Descent, and Destruction: Text and Context in Balinese Representations of the Past

Henk Schulte Nordholt; 27-58

The Economic Foundations of Political Conflict in Bali, 1950 -- 1965

Geoffrey B. Robinson; 59-94

The Quality of Schooling in a Balinese Village

Lynette Parker; 95-116

The Javanization of Indian Art

Nancy A. Dowling; 117-138


Review of Monumental Bali

Tessel Pollmann; 139-140

Review of Balinese Music

R. Anderson Sutton; 141-144

Review of Power in Performance

Nancy J. Smith-Hefner; 145-148


For the Sake of Debt Management: How was Presidential Decree No. 39/1991 Drafted?

The Editors; 149-191

Contributors, Indonesia, volume 54, (October 1992)