History of Modern Indonesia

ISBN-10: 0521542626

ISBN-13: 9780521542623

Edition: 2005

Authors: Adrian Vickers

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Although Indonesia has the fourth largest population in the world, its history is still relatively unknown. Adrian Vickers takes the reader on a journey across the social and political landscape of modern Indonesia, starting with the country's origins under the Dutch in the early twentieth-century, and the subsequent anti-colonial revolution which led to independence in 1949. Thereafter the spotlight is on the 1950s, a crucial period in the formation of Indonesia as a new nation, followed by the Sukarno years, and the anti-Communist massacres of the 1960s when General Suharto took over as president. The concluding chapters chart the fall of Suharto's New Order after thirty two years in power, and the subsequent political and religious turmoil which culminated in the Bali bombings in 2002. Adrian Vickers is Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Wollongong. He has previously worked at the Universities of New South Wales and Sydney, and has been a visiting fellow at the University of Indonesia and Udayana University (Bali). Vickers has more than twenty-five years research experience in Indonesia and the Netherlands, and has travelled in Southeast Asia, the U.S. and Europe in the course of his research. He is author of the acclaimed Bali: a Paradise Created (Penguin, 1989) as well as many other scholarly and popular works on Indonesia. In 2003 Adrian Vickers curated the exhibition Crossing Boundaries, a major survey of modern Indonesian art, and has also been involved in documentary films, including Done Bali (Negara Film and Television Productions, 1993).
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

List of figures
List of maps
Acknowledgements
A note on spelling, pronunciation and names
Chronology
Introduction
Our colonial soil
Cultures of the countryside
'To assail the colonial machine'
The Revolution
Living in the atomic age
From Old to New Orders
Terror and development in happy land
Age of globalisation, age of crisis
Biographies of key figures
Abbreviations and glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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