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Floating Threads: Indonesian Songket And Similar Weaving TraditionsFloating Threads: Indonesian Songket And Similar Weaving Traditions by Achjadi, Judi

Floating Weaves represents an attempt to catalogue float weave techniques used to decorate Batik cloth throughout the archipelago and hints at possible lines of distribution. Being a coffee-table book, photographs are an important part of the story. Our main sources for photography have been collections in Indonesia's own provincial museums and the National Museum of Indonesia with gaps filled by local collectors and foreign museums when not available in Indonesia.

Tales Of Old Batavia: Treasures From The Big DurianTales Of Old Batavia: Treasures From The Big Durian by Kami Ehrich

The city of Jakarta, today the capital of Indonesia, has had other incarnations and other names, most notably as the regional headquarters of the Dutch East Indies when it was known around the world as Batavia. As the capital of the Netherlands' highly unlikely empire in the far east of Asia, Batavia was for 200 years the lynchpin for the international spice trade. This book features highlights from the fascinating history of one of the most great cities of Asia.

Brief History Of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, And Tsunamis - The Incredible Story Of The World's Largest NationBrief History Of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, And Tsunamis - The Incredible Story Of The World's Largest Nation by Hannigan, Tim

This fascinating book tells the story of Indonesia as a narrative of kings, traders, missionaries, soldiers and revolutionaries, featuring stormy sea crossings, fiery volcanoes, and the occasional tiger. It recounts the colorful visits of foreign travelers who have passed through these shores for many centuries-from Chinese Buddhist pilgrims and Dutch adventurers to English sea captains and American movie stars.

Demography Of Indonesia's EthnicityDemography Of Indonesia's Ethnicity by Aris Ananta, Evi Nurvidya Arifin Et Al

Indonesia, the largest country in Southeast Asia, has as its national motto "Unity in Diversity." This book is a demographic study on ethnicity, mostly relying on the tabulation provided by the Badan Pusat Statistik, based on the complete data set of the 2010 population census. The information on ethnicity was collected for 236,728,379 individuals, a huge data set. The book has four objectives: To produce a new comprehensive classification of ethnic groups to better capture the rich diversity of ethnicity in Indonesia; to report on the ethnic composition in Indonesia and in each of the thirty three provinces using the new classification; to evaluate the dynamics of the fifteen largest ethnic groups in Indonesia during 2000-2010; and to examine the religions and languages of each of the fifteen largest ethnic groups.

Promises And Predicaments: Trade And Entrepreneurship In Colonial And Independent Indonesia In The 19Th And 20Th CenturiesPromises And Predicaments: Trade And Entrepreneurship In Colonial And Independent Indonesia In The 19Th And 20Th Centuries by Schrikker, Alicia; Jeroen Touwen (Eds.)

Indonesia's trajectory towards successful economic growth has been long and capricious. The authors of the 17 essays in this book adopt a long-term perspective that transcends regimes and bridges dualist economic models in order to examine what did and did not change as the country moved across the colonial-postcolonial divide, and shifted from reliance on exports of primary products to a multi-centred economy. The aim is to analyse how economic development grew out of the interplay of foreign trade, new forms of entrepreneurship and the political economy. One recurring issue is the way actors from different ethnic groups occupied complementary niches, highlighting the rich variety of roles played by Asian entrepreneurs.

Yudhoyono Presidency, The: Indonesia's Decade Of Stability And StagnationYudhoyono Presidency, The: Indonesia's Decade Of Stability And Stagnation by Aspinall, Edward; M. Mietzner & D. Tomsa (Eds.)

The presidency of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was a watershed in Indonesia's modern democratic history. Yudhoyono was not only the first Indonesian president to be directly elected, but also the first to be democratically re-elected. This book is the first comprehensive attempt to evaluate both the achievements and the shortcomings of the Yudhoyono presidency. With contributions from leading experts on Indonesia's politics, economy and society, it assesses the Yudhoyono record in fields ranging from economic development and human rights, to foreign policy, the environment and the security sector.

Yudhoyono Presidency, The: Indonesia's Decade Of Stability And StagnationYudhoyono Presidency, The: Indonesia's Decade Of Stability And Stagnation by Aspinall, Edward; M. Mietzner & D. Tomsa (Eds.)

The presidency of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono from 2004-14 was a watershed in Indonesia's modern democratic history. Yudhoyono was not only the first Indonesian president to be directly elected, but also the first to be democratically re-elected. Coming to office after years of turbulent transition, he presided over a decade of remarkable political stability and steady economic growth. But other aspects of his rule have been the subject of controversy. With contributions from leading experts on Indonesia's politics, economy and society, this book assesses the Yudhoyono record in fields ranging from economic development and human rights, to foreign policy, the environment and the security sector.

Empty Seashell, The: Witchcraft And Doubt On An Indonesian IslandEmpty Seashell, The: Witchcraft And Doubt On An Indonesian Island by Bubandt, Nils

Witchcraft has always been confusing and frustrating for serious anthropologists. Like the empty nautilus shells that wash up on the beach of Buli village in the Indonesian province of North Maluku, it appears to be of substance, but then appears to be empty of meaning. The author decides to take people's experiences seriously and comes to ouline a new way of thinking about withcraft as it relates to our lives today.

Brief Cultural History Of Indonesian CinemaBrief Cultural History Of Indonesian Cinema by

This lavishly illustrated English-language book published by the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture provides a comprehensive overview of the rich history of Indonesian cinema. It traces the story of Indonesian filmmaking from its earliest days to the golden era of the 1970s and 80s to the present. Richly illustrated with movie posters, film captures, production stills, and rare archival photographs.

Magical PrambananMagical Prambanan by Degroot, Veronique (Ed.)

Prambanan is the most celebrated Hindu temple in Indonesia. Magical Prambanan is the first book to reveal the many archaeological and cultural aspects of Prambanan and its surrounding temples. It narrates the history and the intricate discovery of this extraordinary site, the religious meaning and cultural symbols generated by its architectural presence. This book is also complimented by a thorough update of Prambanan's contemporary transformation into a cultural destination of modern Indonesia which includes how it has become a bottomless source of creative inspirations for Indonesian artists.

Kraton Ratu Boko: A Javanese Site Of Enigmatic BeautyKraton Ratu Boko: A Javanese Site Of Enigmatic Beauty by

The legend of Ratu Boko, "the king who vanished", is one of the oldest and best-known of ancient Javanese legends. The story aroused the curiosity of European visitors in the 18th and 19th centuries. They explored the hill and discovered the ruins of ancient buildings, statues, and inscriptions. When systematic archaeological research first began, the explorers were astounded to find structures which were different from those they had ever seen. After decades of excavation and restoration, these ruins have now been restored, so that visitors today can see what the ancient site looked like. One of the main attractions of the site is the challenge it presents to the visitor: to attempt to disentangle fact from fiction, and to imagine the dramatic events which must have taken place here. The site also offers one of the most beautiful vistas in Java: the sunset over the plains where the ancient kings of Mataram ruled over 1,000 years ago, over which Mt Merapi looms in the background. This book is the first to cover all aspects of the Kraton Ratu Boko complex, from its discovery to its transformation into one of the most popular cultural destinations in Indonesia.

Indonesian Women And Local Politics: Islam, Gender And Networks In Post-Suharto IndonesiaIndonesian Women And Local Politics: Islam, Gender And Networks In Post-Suharto Indonesia by Kurniawati Hastuti Dewi

This book addresses factors behind the rise and victory of Javanese Muslim women political leaders in direct local elections in post-Suharto Indonesia. By using gender perspectives, this book reveals that the role of Islam, gender, and networks are decisive to their political victory. The Islamic belief on female leadership at the local level, exemplified by Nahdlatul Ulama as the dominant religious organization in Java, provides a strong religious foundation for Javanese Muslim women politicians to assume political leadership.

Bali UndercoverBali Undercover by Scott, Malcolm

In this follow-up to his international bestseller Bali Raw, Malcolm Scott strips off the island's sunny veneer to reveal its dark and dirty underbelly. He takes us where no tourist guide will ever take us, into the nooks and crannies of Bali that only an insider knows of and can reach. In yet another steamy exposé of Bali and its sins and secrets, Bali Undercover tells you why the island is not paradise, but a paradise lost.

Prince In A Republic, A: The Life Of Sultan Hamengku Buwono Ix Of YogyakartaPrince In A Republic, A: The Life Of Sultan Hamengku Buwono Ix Of Yogyakarta by Monfries, John

Hamengku Buwono IX, the late Sultan of Yogyakarta Special Province, is revered by Indonesians as one of the great founders of the modern Indonesian state. He leaves a positive but in some ways ambiguous legacy in political terms. His most conspicuous achievement was the survival of hereditary Yogyakartan kingship, and he provided rare stability and continuity in Indonesia's highly fractured modern history. Under the New Order, Hamengku Buwono also helped to launch the Indonesian economy on a much stronger growth path. This biography seeks to explain his political standpoint, motivations, and achievements, and set his career in the context of his times.

Bureaucracy And Development: Reflections From The Indonesian Water SectorBureaucracy And Development: Reflections From The Indonesian Water Sector by Suhardiman, Diana

The fall of the New Order government in 1998 and the political reform that followed posed substantial challenges for Indonesia's bureaucracy to continue fulfilling its mandate. This book analyses the process of bureaucratic reform in the irrigation sector. Using Irrigation Management Transfer policy as the entry point for analysis, it documents and analyses the irrigation bureaucracy's ability to sustain its power and prominence in the sector's development, amidst and against national and international pressures for reform. The book argues that bureaucratic reform in the irrigation sector, rather than attempting to change the bureaucracy's functioning in the image of national and global governance perspectives and priorities, should instead focus on linking the irrigation bureaucracy's everyday practice more effectively with farmers' needs and aspirations.

Lempad Of Bali: The Illuminating LineLempad Of Bali: The Illuminating Line by Davis, Lindsay (Ed.)

This is the first definitive and comprehensive study of Lempad's life and work by six leading scholars of Bali's art and culture. The book includes over 500 reproductions of Lempad's drawings from museums and private collections in Asia, Europe, and the United States. At 424 pages the limited edition, large-format book is a groundbreaking work of discovery. Relatively few of the total of Lempad's drawings have been published and most of the early originals that survive have not been seen publicly since the 1930s when they left Bali to European and American collections.

Incubus Of Intervention, The: Conflicting Indonesia Strategies Of John F. Kennedy And Allen DullesIncubus Of Intervention, The: Conflicting Indonesia Strategies Of John F. Kennedy And Allen Dulles by Poulgrain, Greg

Sukarno was at the centre of the conflict between John F. Kennedy and Allen Dulles. With the intention of removing Sukarno from power, Dulles' strategy of 'regime change' was well-advanced before Kennedy became president. When Kennedy and Sukarno in 1963 resolved to work together, US foreign policy threatened to disrupt - unwittingly - Dulles' own Cold War strategy which was focused on Indonesia.

Bromo: A Perpetual ReminderBromo: A Perpetual Reminder by Sigit Pramono

One of Sigit Pramono's collections of photography, the photos in this book were taken over a time span of more or less six years, and also contains poems from a prominent poet and senior journalist Goenawan Mohamad.

Bromo: The Majestic Mystical MountainBromo: The Majestic Mystical Mountain by Sigit Pramono

Bromo has become the icon that represents the entire Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. Sigit Pramono's choice using the panoramic format in creating material for this BROMO photography book is an optimal choice for presenting the astonishing soul of the Tengger area.

Dunia Batik: Seorang JultinDunia Batik: Seorang Jultin by E.A Natanegara: Judi Knight Achjadi

Sejak Dahulu berbagai peristiwa ekonomi, sosial, politik, budaya telah membuat Jawa Barat menjadi belanga pencampuran berbagai budaya. Ini semua terlihat dari kain yang diproduksi, terutama pengaruh dari provinsi tetangga (Jawa Tengah), sebagai salah satu pengaruh tebesar yang jejak-jejaknya begitu jelas selain pengaruh bangsa asing yang kental mewarnai batik di pesisir Pantai Utara Provinsi Jawa Barat. Buku ini bukan saja membahas perkembangan batik Jawa Barat, tetapi juga memperkenalkan secara singkat budaya tekstil/kain di Tatar Sunda. Koleksi pribadi Jultin H. Kartasasmita yang ada didalam buku ini menjadi cerminan kayanya budaya batik di Provinsi Jawa Barat.