2011 reissue of the 2000 Cornell study of the representation of Indonesia in autobiographical writing by seven Indonesians of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Among the varied insights and interpretations revealed and discussed are those of notable pioneer of women's emancipation, Raden Ajeng Kartini (1879-1904); the almost mythological clandestine and contoversial international activist and Communist Tan Malaka (1894-1949); the often controversial religious journalist and novelist Hamka (1908-1978); Javanese aristocrat Pangeran Achmad Djajadiningrat (1877-1943) a Regent in the Dutch administration; Javanese Saifuddin Zuhri (1919-1986), a minister in Sukarno's Cabinet; the Batak poet Sitor Situmorang (1924-) who, imprisoned for 8 years under Suharto (1966-1974), writes of cultural upheavals he has experienced; and Nh Dini (1936) who writes of her childhood and gives many insights into gender roles and gender perception in recent times. The final chapter explores insights offered by an Indonesian study of renewals of Islamic commitment by ten young Indonesians of the 1980s. Bibliography and index.
Of Self and Nation: Autobiography and the Representation of Modern Indonesia
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AuthorsWatson, C. W.