This exploration of education for the Chinese in Indonesia during the colonial period focuses on the four decades after the turn of the last century, bracketed by the 1900 Dutch abolition of the concession monopoly system which had been so beneficial to the Chinese and the 1942 Japanese invasion of the archipelago. The author begins by tracing the history of the Chinese in Indonesia and their place in Indonesian society. He then probes the Dutch administration's attitude towards education for the non-European populations in the archipelago from 1600 before engaging in a detailed study of the invigoration of education for the Chinese after 1900. Key topics examined include the Dutch Ethical Policy, the Chinese Movement and its impact, the roles played by the Tiong Hoa Hwe Koan and other clan and business associations, the creation of the Dutch-Chinese School, the Dutch-Chinese Teaching Academy and the Malay-Chinese School, and the consequences of their establishment. Originally published in Dutch in 1999, this English translation is published by the Chinese Heritage Centre with a foreword by Wang Gungwu. With photographs, notes, appendix, bibliography, and index.
Dutch Colonial Education: The Chinese Experience in Indonesia, 1900-1942
AuthorsGovaars, Ming; Lorre Lynn Trytten (trans.)
PublisherChinese Heritage Centre