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 23

Publication Date: April 1977

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 23, (April 1977)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 23, (April 1977)

Economic Change in Minangkabau as a Factor in the Rise of the Padri Movement, 1784 -- 1830

Christine Dobbin; 1-38

Perceptions of Modernity and the Sense of the Past: Indonesian Poetry in the 1920s

Keith Foulcher; 39-58

The Dutch East Indies and the Reorientation of Dutch Social Democracy, 1929 -- 40

Erik Hansen; 59-85

In Search of "Ho-Ling"

W. J. van der Meulen; 87-112

The Rites of the Bali Aga: Poems

Sitor Situmorang; 113-128

Education for This Life or for the Life to Come: Observations on the Javanese Village Madrasah

Kenneth Orr, M. M. Billah and Budi Lazarusli; 129-156

Acehnese Marriage Customs

Chandra Jayawardena; 157-174

Current Data on the Indonesian Military Elite

The Editors; 175-190

Contributors, Indonesia, volume 23, (April 1977)