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 87

Publication Date: April 2009

Front Cover and Title Page, Indonesia, Volume 87 (April 2009)

Editors' Note, Indonesia, Volume 87 (April 2009)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, Volume 87 (April 2009)

Combatants to Contractors: The Political Economy of Peace In Aceh

Edward Aspinall; 1-34

Figures of Indonesian Modernity

Joshua Barker and Johan Lindquist; 35-72

A Tape Recorder and a Wink? Transcript of the May 29, 1983, Meeting between Governor Carrascalão and Xanana Gusmão

In Memoriam: Deliar Noer (1926–2008)

Audrey Kahin; 103-110

Review Essay

Christian Chua, Chinese Big Business in Indonesia: The State of Capital and Chang-Yau Hoon, Chinese Identity in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Culture, Politics, and Media: Review Essay

Jemma Purdey; 111-116


Review of The Idea of Indonesia: A History

Edward Aspinall; 117-122

Review of Islamic Narrative and Authority in Southeast Asia: From the Sixteenth to the Twenty-First Century

William Cummings; 123-124

Review of Communal Violence and Democratization in Indonesia: Small Town Wars

Christopher R. Duncan; 125-128

Review of Making Modern Muslims: The Politics of Islamic Education in Southeast Asia

Andrée Feillard; 129-134

Review of Muslims and Matriarchs: Cultural Resilience in Indonesia through Jihad and Colonialism

Michael Laffan; 135-137

Contributors, Indonesia, Volume 87 (April 2009)