Sep 28, 2022 Last Updated 2:22 AM, Sep 25, 2022

Reviews

Watching Balibo in Jakarta

Packed screenings of the controversial film about the deaths of five Australian journalists in East Timor continue, despite an official ban

Review: Islam and nation

Review: Edward Aspinall’s ambitious study of the Acehnese rebellion provides valuable insights into this complex conflict

A shadow falls

Review: Andrew Beatty’s new book tells the story of his experiences in a Banyuwangi village

'When Love Glorifies God'

Islamic film is emerging as a new genre in the Indonesian film world

Review: The Anxieties of Mobility

Migration and tourism in the Indonesian borderlands

An unsolved puzzle

Review: A new book on Christianity in Indonesia fails to throw light on the startling prominence of women in the church in Minahasa

Review: Refugees and Rebels

Indonesian Exiles in Wartime Australia

Chocolate Strawberry

An Indonesian film breaks new ground on the subject of teenage sexuality

Book reviews

Suharto's Indonesia, W Papua's Dani people, and Art as politics

Review: Masters of terror

Indonesia’s Military and Violence in East Timor

Review: The Indonesian Presidency

The Shift from Personal towards Constitutional Rule

Review: Democratising Indonesia

The Challenges of Civil Society in the Era of Reformasi

Review: Women Shaping Islam

Reading the Qur’an in Indonesia

Review: Desire - divine and demonic

Balinese mysticism in the paintings of I Ketut Budiana and I Gusti Nyoman Mirdiana

Review: A not-so-distant horror: Mass Violence in East Timor

Joseph Nevins challenges the idea that external powers simply failed to act in the face of the brutal occupation of East Timor.

Review: Verandah of violence

Seattle, Singapore University Press, with University of Washington Press, 2006 ISBN 9789971693312 A$58.00

Non-conformist memoirs

Oei Tjoe Tat was not always an obscure name

Moluccan separatism

Richard Chauvel has written what must be the definitive study of the colonial history of Ambon.

Soul painting

A book that testifies to the burgeoning of the arts in Indonesia over the last thirty years.

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