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.
Incubus 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 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 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 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.
Violence And Vengeance: Religious Conflict And Its Aftermath In Eastern Indonesia by Duncan, Christopher R.
Between 1999 and 2000, sectarian fighting fanned across the eastern Indonesian province of North Maluku, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced. What began as local conflicts between migrants and indigenous people over administrative boundaries spiraled into a religious war pitting Muslims against Christians and continues to influence communal relationships more than a decade after the fighting stopped. This book explores how and why participants came to perceive the conflict as one of religious difference. He examines how these perceptions of religious violence altered the conflict, leading to large-scale massacres in houses of worship, forced conversions of entire communities, and other acts of violence that stressed religious identities. Duncan's analysis extends beyond the period of violent conflict and explores how local understandings of the violence have complicated the return of forced migrants, efforts at conflict resolution and reconciliation.
Balinese Food: The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture Of Bali by Kruger, Vivienne
Explore the exotic world of Balinese cooking - a cuisine dedicated to the gods and fueled by an aromatic array of fresh tropical island spices and ingredients! Dr. Vivienne Kruger brings to life Bali's time-honored and authentic village cooking traditions. In over 20 detailed chapters, Dr. Kruger explores how the island's intricate culinary art is an inextricable part of Bali's Hindu religion, its culture and its community life. This book provides a detailed roadmap for those who wish to make an exciting exploration into the exotic world of Balinese cooking.
Images Of Indonesia by Von Holzen, Heinz; Fabian Von Holzen
The Republic of Indonesia is an archipelago comprising over 17,508 islands. Indonesia was the centre of early international trade routes and since the 7th century, locals have absorbed foreign cultural, religious and political beliefs. The country also has a rich cultural history being home to many distinct ethnic groups. Covering a vast sprawling area, Indonesia boasts amazing natural beauty with volcanoes, waterfalls and many other natural features.
Images of Indonesia visits the key attractions of the country and captures its people and their lifestyles. It is the perfect introduction for visitors, and an excellent keepsake for tourists, locals and anyone with an eye for culture brought to life through the camera lens.
Krakatau: The Tale Of Lampung Submerged - Syair Lampung Karam by Saleh, Muhammad; John H Mcglynn (Trans.)
In 1883, massive volcanic eruptions destroyed two-thirds of the island Krakatau. It was the day the world exploded. Since that time Krakatau has been the subject of many reports and publications, both scholarly and literary but the only surviving account of the event written by an indigenous eyewitness has only now found its way into English translation. Written in the form of a syair, a classical Malay rhymed poem, this account sheds light on local responses to the disaster in the region.
Encounters With Bali: A Collector's Journey Indonesian Textiles From The Collection Of Dr. John Yu Ac & Dr. George Soutter Am by
This exhibition introduces viewers to Indonesia's rich and diverse textile traditions. The textiles selected for this exhibition reflect the varied ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups inhabiting the Indonesian archipelago. With more than three hundred ethnic groups, Indonesian weavers and other skilled craftspeople employ many of the world's known techniques of textile production including supplementary thread-weaving, pattern and resist dyeing, embroidery, appliqué, batik and pigment painting. While the textiles displayed in the exhibition are significant in terms of the cultures that produced them, they are also part of a shared passion for collecting and represent a tangible manifestation of the cultural and tourism exchange between Australia and Indonesia.
Tombois And Femmes: Defying Gender Labels In Indonesia by Blackwood, Evelyn
This book offers a compelling view of sexual and gender difference through the everyday lives of tombois and their girlfriends ("femmes") in the city of Padang, West Sumatra. Tombois are masculine females who identify as men and desire women; their girlfriends view themselves as normal women who desire men. Through rich, in-depth, and provocative stories, author Evelyn Blackwood shows how these same-sex Indonesian couples negotiate transgressive identities and desires and how their experiences speak to the struggles and desires of sexual and gender minorities everywhere.
Anxiety Myths by Afrizal Malna
In a writing career that has now spanned more than thirty years, Afrizal has published several major collections of poetry. His poems have been translated into Dutch, German, and English, of which this is the first full length collection. Afrizal's poems, through drawing on practices of montage, precise diction and curious grammar, maintain a fine balance between consistency of style and variation in theme and subject which asserts his distinctive poetic voice. These are poems that trace the quickly changing urban trajectory of present day Indonesia.
Morphology Of Desire by Herliany, Dorothea Rosa
Morphology of Desire gives a generous introduction to the full range of writing by the internationally acclaimed Indonesian poet, Dorothea Rosa Herliany, from the 1980s to the present day. Through a distinctive mix of striking imagery and boldness of voice, the poet sets out to destroy many of the common assumptions about everyday life and human relationships. As a woman and a poet, she is doubly an outsider. Her blatant departure, in form as well as content, from the accepted conventions of society is remarkable, not only in its personal and political ramifications, but in its emotional and imaginative tenor, as well.
Twilight In Jakarta by Mochtar Lubis
Half a century ago when Mochtar Lubis' Twilight in Jakarta was secreted out of Indonesia and published in London, it was the first Indonesian novel ever to be published in English translation. The novel, a depiction of social and political events in the capital during the run up to a national election, contains a grim cast of characters: corrupt politicians, impotent intellectuals, unprincipled journalists, manipulative Leftists, and impetuous Muslims to name but a few. Although the novel represents a condemnation of political practices prevalent in Indonesia in the 1950s, readers today will find much in this novel that resonates still.
Fireflies In Manhattan by Umar Kayam
Born in Ngawi, East Java, in 1932, Umar Kayam obtained his masters degree from New York University and his doctoral degree from Cornell University. It was there, in New York, where he began to hone his literary skills. The publication of his first collection of short stories, A Thousand Fireflies in Manhattan, in 1972, gained him national fame as a short story writer.
Drought by Iwan Simatupang
Drought is a joyous celebration of life and human commitment. Its hero is an ex-student, ex-soldier and ex-bandit, who decides to transmigrate to one of the outer islands of Indonesia in order to start life again as a farmer. He almost fails, but so in so doing he is involved with a wonderful range of inspired madmen - bureaucrats, bandits, psychiatrists, religious teachers, and the beautiful woman known simply as the V.I.P. The outsiders humorously combine to question the normality of conventional society.
Rape Of Sukreni, The by Anak Agung Pandji Tisna
Violence, money, and melodrama-these are the volatile ingredients of The Rape of Sukreni. Written in the 1930s by A.A. Panji Tisna, a prince of the Balinese state of Buleleng, the novel is the author's best-known work and is still in print today. Sukreni is a modern Indonesian classic that draws on the melodramatic conventions of Balinese theater to present a powerful indictment of the commercialization of Balinese society. Even more telling today than it was when it was written, The Rape of Sukreni offers a unique and dark insider's view of the island's future that violently challenges the conventional image of Bali as a honeyed paradise filled with artists and happy tourists.
Redheads: A Comic Eco-Thriller by Sochaczewski, Paul Spencer
In the middle of a Borneo rainforest a band of near-naked Penan tribesmen, encouraged by an equally clothes-challenged renegade Swiss shepherd, hesitantly blockade a logging truck, testing their commitment to protect their forest home. Nearby, a researcher studying orangutans is threatened with being thrown out of her study site unless she can reach a delicate compromise with the powerful minister of the environment. Meanwhile, loggers are busy at work, devastating the rainforest. At the heart of Redheads black-humoured fictional action lies the very real problem of rainforest destruction and the philosophical question of where the real boundaries lie.