May 09, 2021 Last Updated 10:53 AM, May 6, 2021

Cosmopolitan Indonesia

Image 1 - Affandi  Self portrait with pipe

Cosmopolitanism is a magnificent ideal for a world torn by divisions and it exists in Indonesia in some surprising places. But how deep does and can it go?

Gerry van Klinken

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Diaspora power

Diaspora power

Abused maids are not the only Indonesians overseas as success stories from the Indonesia Diaspora Congress show

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Impossible ideal?

Impossible ideal?

Cosmopolitanism is a dirty word in rural West Java, where creativity and new words are needed to reopen dialogue.

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