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 40

Publication Date: October 1985

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 40, (October 1985)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 40, (October 1985)

Early Polities in Southern Sumatra: Some Preliminary Observations Based on Archaeological Evidence

E. Edwards McKinnon; 1-36

Am I PKI or Non-PKI?

Pipit Rochijat; 37-56

Colonial Law and the Genesis of the Indonesian State

Daniel S. Lev; 57-74

The "Roh" of the System: On the Unification of Meaning and Expression in a Contemporary Indonesian Novel

Amrih Widodo; 75-88

Human Sacrifice in Bali: Sources, Notes, and Commentary

Alfons van der Kraan; 89-121

In Memoriam: Sjuman Djaya (1934 -- 1985)

S. M. Ardan; 123-126

Rex Mortimer's Stubborn Survivors: Dissenting Essays on Peasants and Third World Development: A Review

Joel S. Kahn; 127-130

Current Data on the Indonesian Military Elite

Ben Anderson; 131-164

Contributors, Indonesia, volume 40, (October 1985)