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 50

Publication Date: October 1990

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 50, (October 1990)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 50, (October 1990)

Looking Back

Ben Anderson; 1-4

Teaching Modernity: The PKI as an Educational Institution

Ruth T. McVey; 5-28

American "Low Posture" Policy toward Indonesia in the Months Leading up to the 1965 "Coup"

Frederick Bunnell; 29-60

Invincible Kitsch or As Tourists in the Age of Des Alwi

Tsuchiya Kenji and James Siegel; 61-76

"Popular Art" and the Javanese Tradition

Clifford Geertz; 77-94

Dangir's Testimony: Saminism Reconsidered

Takashi Shiraishi; 95-120

Pengantar, or Introduction to New Order Indonesia

Saya Shiraishi; 121-157

In Memoriam: Molly Bondan: 1912 -- 1990

George McT. Kahin; 159-162

A Note on Three Reference Works on Indonesian Islam

Howard M. Federspiel; 163-164

Contributors, Indonesia, volume 50, (October 1990)