Prominent 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 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 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 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 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, 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.