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 97

Publication Date: April 2014

Front Cover, Indonesia, Volume 97 (April 2014)

Editors' Note, Indonesia, Volume 97 (April 2014)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, Volume 97 (April 2014)

Title Page, Indonesia, Volume 97 (April 2014)

Puncak Andalas: Functional Regions, Territorial Coalitions, and the Unlikely Story of One Would-be Province

Keith Andrew Bettinger; 1-28

Indonesia’s Courts of Industrial Relations: Context, Structure, and a Look at Surabaya Cases

William Hurst; 29-54

Judicial Review and the Supreme Court in Indonesia: A New Space for Law?

Simon Butt and Nicholas Parsons; 55-86

Countering “Chinese Imperialism”: Sinophobia and Border Protection in the Dutch East Indies

Oiyan Liu; 87-110

The Indigenous Performing Arts in a Sumatran Province: Revival of Sakura Mask Theater, 1990–2012

Karen Kartomi Thomas; 111-126


Review of Figures of Southeast Asian Modernity

Tamara Loos; 127-130

Review of Strangers at Home: History and Subjectivity among the Chinese Communities of West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Jamie S. Davidson; 131-134

Review of Political Change and Territoriality in Indonesia: Provincial Proliferation

Michael Buehler; 135-138

Review of Journalism and Conflict in Indonesia: From Reporting Violence to Promoting Peace

Janet Steele; 139-142

Review of Managing Indonesia’s Transformation: An Oral History

Colin Brown; 143-146

Review of The Banana Tree at the Gate: A History of Marginal Peoples and Global Markets in Borneo

Hatib Abdul Kadir; 147-152

Contributors, Indonesia, Volume 97 (April 2014)