Jan 30, 2023 Last Updated 12:03 AM, Jan 26, 2023

Reviews

BitterSweet

Review: Stuart Pearson’s new book offers a rare glimpse into the life of a Chinese Indonesian family

Listening to Papuan voices

Writing the history of the Act of Free Choice was a controversial endeavour

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

Latest Articles

Review essay: Constructing Indonesian girlhood on film

Jan 24, 2023 - ANNISA R. BETA

Two decades after the cultural shift opened up by Reformasi, hope looks very different in Indonesian cinema

Review: The afterlives of a shipwreck

Dec 12, 2022 - CHARLOTTE PAPILLAUD LOORAM

Acehnese fishermen and Rohingya rescue at sea

Nov 16, 2022 - BILAL DEWANSYAH

The criminalisation of people smuggling has created complex moral and legal difficulties for those who assist refugees in peril

Review: Bali, 50 years of changes

Sep 25, 2022 - MARY ZURBUCHEN

Chasing a cure for beriberi

Sep 15, 2022 - NIA DELIANA

A long search for a cure for beriberi in Southeast Asia in the late nineteenth century was led by trial and a lot of error

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