On Feminism And Nationalism: Kartini's Letters To Stella Zeehandelaar, 1899-1903 (Revised Edition) (Monash Pap On Seasia No. 60)
by Cote, Joost (Trans.)
About This Book
Raden Ajeng Kartini (1880-1904) was born into an aristocratic Javanese family and despite the shortness of her life, is widely known and respected as the founder and inspiration of Indonesia's Women's Movement. These letters to a Dutch pen friend she had never met were written 1899-1903. They show the clear educational and reform ambitions maintained by Kartini who, by enforced custom, had left school at the age of 12, but who continued to read, study and develop nationalist and feminist ideas. These she shared with reform-minded contacts. Her arranged marriage was followed by her death shortly after childbirth. A funeral oration, Kartini's 1903 memorandum on the education of Javanese women and 1903 application for official support for her higher education in Holland, and addresses by others on the need for education in Dutch, and for new policies on girls' education are appended.
This is a fully revised edition of the original published in 1995. This second edition also includes a new foreword by Goenawan Mohammad. With notes, bibliography and index.
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