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 99

Publication Date: April 2015

Front Cover, Indonesia, Volume 99 (April 2015)

Editors' Note, Indonesia, Volume 99 (April 2015)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, Volume 99 (April 2015)

Title Page, Indonesia, Volume 99 (April 2015)

Oligarchic Populism and Economic Nationalism: Prabowo Subianto’s Challenge to Indonesian Democracy

Edward Aspinall; 1-28

Indonesia’s Media Oligarchy and the "Jokowi Phenomenon"

Ross Tapsell; 29-50

"We Build Our Own Stories": The 19th-century Figure and 21st-century Myth of the Acehnese Poet Dôkarim

Jesse Hession Grayman; 51-66

Confucius Crosses the South Seas

Henri Chambert-Loir; 67-108


Review of Heirs to World Culture: Being Indonesian 1950–1965

Howard Federspiel; 109-112

Review of Islamic Law in Contemporary Indonesia: Ideas and Institutions

Kikue Hamayotsu; 113-118

Review of Rifle Reports: A Story of Indonesian Independence

Audrey Kahin; 119-122

Review of Being Malay in Indonesia: Histories, Hopes, and Citizenship in the Riau Archipelago

Michael G. Peletz; 123-127

Review of Let’s Speak Indonesian: Ayo Berbahasa Indonesia and Indonesian Grammar in Context: Asyik Berbahasa Indonesia

John U. Wolff; 129-130