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 100

Publication Date: October 2015

Front Cover, Indonesia, Volume 100 (October 2015)

Editors' Note, Indonesia, Volume 100 (October 2015)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, Volume 100 (October 2015)

Writing the Past, Writing the Future of Indonesia

Joshua Barker and Eric Tagliacozzo; 1-4

Origins of Indonesia and the Sustenance of Its Excellence, 1966–2015

Benedict R. O'G. Anderson; 5-8

Salute to the Journal Indonesia and Its Fieldworkers

Deborah Homsher; 9-18

Indonesia’s Mid-life Crisis, 1978–1995

Audrey R. Kahin; 19-24

Many Happy Returns

Ruth McVey; 25-28

Indonesia: A Partial Appraisal

James Siegel; 29-32


Response and Resilience: Aceh’s Trade in the Seventeenth Century

Sher Banu A. L. Khan; 33-52

A Stranger in One’s Own Home: Surveillance, Space, Place, and Emotion during the GAM Conflict in Aceh

Catherine Smith; 53-76

Colonial Exhibition and a Laboratory of Modernity: Hybrid Architecture at Batavia’s Pasar Gambir

Yulia Nurliani Lukito; 77-104

Review Essay

Recent Studies on Indonesia Islam: A Sign of Intellectual Exhaustion?

Iqra Anugrah; 105-116


Review of Democracy Take-Off: The B. J. Habibie Period

Adiwan Fahlan Aritenang; 117-120

Review of A Prince in a Republic—The Life of Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX of Yogyakarta

Howard Federspiel; 121-124

Review of Islam and the Making of the Nation: Kartosuwiryo and Political Islam in 20th Century Indonesia

Kikue Hamayotsu; 125-128

Review of Stunning Males and Powerful Females: Gender and Tradition in East Javanese Dance

Kaja M. McGowan; 129-135

IndonesiaIndex: Numbers 1-100 & Special Issue (April 1966-October 2015)