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Batik, Traditional Textiles Of Indonesia: From The Rudolf Smend & Donald Harper CollectionsBatik, Traditional Textiles Of Indonesia: From The Rudolf Smend & Donald Harper Collections by Smend, Rudolf; Donald Harper

Batik occupies a special place in Indonesian culture. The extraordinary textiles in this book are from the collections of Rudolf Smend and Donald Harper. Most date from the period 1880 to 1930 when the art of batik reached its apogee. Having collected historic batik for over thirty years and published two books on the subject, Rudolf Smend has invited his friend and fellow batik specialist Donald Harper to contribute his fine collection to this publication as well. None of the batik in this book have been published before. They represent an exquisite cross-section of the batik production of Java-the most important batik-producing region in the world.

Beauty Is A WoundBeauty Is A Wound by Eka Kurniawan; Annie Tucker Trans.

This novel combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humor, and romance in a sweeping polyphony. The beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by incest, murder, bestiality, rape, insanity, monstrosity, and the often vengeful undead. Kurniawan's gleefully grotesque hyperbole functions as a scathing critique of his young nation's troubled past: the rapacious offhand greed of colonialism; the chaotic struggle for independence; the 1965 mass murders of perhaps a million "Communists," followed by three decades of Suharto's despotic rule.

Man Tiger: A NovelMan Tiger: A Novel by Eka Kurniawan; Labodalih Sembiring (Trans.)

A wry, affecting tale set in a small town on the Indonesian coast, Man Tiger tells the story of two interlinked and tormented families and of Margio, a young man ordinary in all particulars except that he conceals within himself a supernatural female white tiger. The inequities and betrayals of family life coalesce around and torment this magical being. An explosive act of violence follows, and its mysterious cause is unravelled as events progress toward a heartbreaking revelation.

Bali: Sustainable VisionsBali: Sustainable Visions by Ginanneschi, Isabella (Photos); D. M. Kirk (Text)

Justly famous for its artistic expressions, Balinese culture is also uniquely adapted to the natural conditions of this small volcanic island. Today, even as Bali's ecosystem is challenged by a continued influx of foreign tourists, a handful of inspired creators are rediscovering the island's long tradition of environmental sustainability. This gorgeous and eye-opening volume introduces us to their most innovative projects on Bali and other islands, including luxurious private homes built from traditional and reclaimed materials; the Suarga Resort, which boasts the world's largest bamboo-shingled roof; and the Green School, an international primary and secondary school where students learn to be stewards of the earth. Illustrated throughout with stunning new color photographs and animated by a deep ecological consciousness, Bali: Sustainable Visions is an essential book for everyone who cares about the future of architecture, design, and the natural environment.

Troubled Transit: Asylum Seekers Stuck In IndonesiaTroubled Transit: Asylum Seekers Stuck In Indonesia by Missbach, Antje

Troubled Transit considers the situation of asylum seekers stuck in limbo in Indonesia from a number of perspectives. It presents not only the narratives of many transit migrants but also the perceptions of Indonesian authorities and of representatives of international and non-government organizations responsible for the care of transiting asylum seekers. Troubled Transit tries to explain the complexities faced by the transiting migrants within the context of the Indonesian government and its political challenges, including its relationship with Australia.

Prominent Indonesian Chinese: Biographical SketchesProminent Indonesian Chinese: Biographical Sketches by Suryadinata, Leo

Indonesia is the largest country in Southeast Asia where there is a significant number of ethnic Chinese, many of whom have played an important role. This book presents biographical sketches of about 530 prominent Indonesian Chinese, including businessmen, community leaders, politicians, religious leaders, artists, sportsmen/sportswomen, writers, journalists, academics, physicians, educators, and scientists. First published in 1972, it was revised and developed into the present format in 1978, and has since been revised several times. This is the fourth version.

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.

Step-By-Step Cooking: Balinese - Delightful Ideas For Everyday MealsStep-By-Step Cooking: Balinese - Delightful Ideas For Everyday Meals by Holzen, Heinz Von

Step-by-Step Cooking: Balinese is a collection of 42 authentic Balinese recipes from renowned chef Heinz von Holzen. Six sections highlight, among others, top choices of hearty one-dish meals, sumptuous main staples, light salads and mouthwatering desserts.

Complete Indonesian Cookbook, TheComplete Indonesian Cookbook, The by Brackman, Agnes De Keijzer; Cathay Brackman

In The Complete Indonesian Cookbook, Agnes de Keijzer Brackman and Cathay Brackman put together a collection of more than 150 time-tested Indonesian recipes for simple yet scrumptious meals that are accessible, full of flavour and easy to prepare in the home kitchen.

Indonesian Tribal Art: The Rodger Dashow Collection by Carpenter, Bruce W.

Illustrated by more than 400 beatifully photographed materpieces from one of the world's largest private collections and published in a large and sumptuous folio. The artwork, which was collected by Rodger Dashow of Boston over a period of 30 years, not only includes many unpublished pieces but also types that have been rarely seen. Written for the interested layman the book provides a clear overview of the subject and also discusses the significance of the recent scientific discovery that Indonesia is home to some of the oldest art on earth. Every art piece illustrated in the book is accompanied by descriptive captions and measurements.

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.

Islam And Politics In Indonesia: The Masyumi Party Between Democracy And IntegralismIslam And Politics In Indonesia: The Masyumi Party Between Democracy And Integralism by Madinier, Remy

The Masyumi Party, which was active in Indonesia from 1945 to 1960, constitutes the boldest attempt to date at reconciling Islam and democracy. Masyumi proposed a vision of society and government which was not bound by a literalist application of Islamic doctrine but rather inspired by the values of Islam. This book examines the Masjumi Party from its roots in early twentieth-century Muslim reformism to its contemporary legacy, and offers a perspective on political Islam which provides an alternative to the more widely-studied model of Middle-Eastern Islam. The party's experience teaches us much about the fine line separating a moderate form of Islam open to democracy and a certain degree of secularisation from the sort of religious intransigence which can threaten a country's denominational coexistence.

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.