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 38

Publication Date: October 1984

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 38, (October 1984)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 38, (October 1984)

The Contraction and Expansion of the "Umat" and the Role of the Nahdatul Ulama in Indonesia

Sidney Jones; 1-20

Death and the History of Islam in Highland Aceh

John R. Bowen; 21-38

Repression and Regroupment: Religious and Nationalist Organizations in West Sumatra in the 1930s

Audrey R. Kahin; 39-54

The Political and Social Language of Indonesian Muslims: The Case of Al-Muslimun

Howard M. Federspiel; 55-73

Pancasila as the Sole Foundation

Sjafruddin Prawiranegara; 74-83

Government and Mission in the Torajan World of Makale-Rantepao

Terance Bigalke; 85-112

The Logic of Rasa in Java

Paul Stange; 113-134

Tales from the Island of Roti

Review Article

A Review Article: Second Thoughts about a History of Batavia

Tony Day; 147-61

Contributors, Indonesia, volume 38, (October 1984)