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 31

Publication Date: April 1981

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 31, (April 1981)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 31, (April 1981)

Culture, Politics, and Economy in the Political History of the New Order

Richard Robison; 1-29

Yudhistira Ardi Noegraha: Social Attitudes in the Works of a Popular Writer

Savitri Scherer; 31-52

"Bound Hand and Foot": Railway Workers and the 1923 Strike in Java

John Ingleson; 53-87

Signs of the Spirits, Signature of the Smith: Iron Forging in Tana Toraja

Charles Zerner; 89-112

Political Dimensions of the Currency Question 1945 -- 1947

Robert Cribb; 113-136

A Batak Literature of Modernization

Susan Rodgers Siregar; 137-162

A Sad Story in Spite of Its Happy Ending: Review of Anak Agung's Book

Mohamad Roem; 163-170

Contributors, Indonesia, volume 31, (April 1981)