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 27

Publication Date: April 1979

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 27, (April 1979)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 27, (April 1979)

Defense of the Student Movement: Documents from the Recent Trials

A Note on Sungsang Village at the Estuary of the Musi River in Southeastern Sumatra: A Reconsideration of the Historical Geography of the Palembang Region

O. W. Wolters; 33-50

Syair and Pantun Prosody

Phillip Thomas; 51-64

A Foreign Investment: Indies Malay to 1901

John Hoffman; 65-92

When the Rain Came

J. E. Siahaan; 93-102

A Modern Batak Horja: Innovation in Sipirok Adat Ceremonial

Susan Rodgers Siregar; 103-128

Towards a More Open Approach to the History of Javanese Music

Martin Hatch; 129-154

Contributors, Indonesia, volume 27, (April 1979)