Jul 15, 2020 Last Updated 11:50 PM, Jul 2, 2020

Reviews

Women and work

Women and work

Review: Written in an accessible style and admirably free of jargon, Women and Work in Indonesia is a valuable resource for understanding how work shapes the identities and lived experiences of specific sets of women in Indonesia

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BitterSweet

BitterSweet

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

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Watching Balibo in Jakarta

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

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Review: Islam and nation

Review: Islam and nation

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

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A shadow falls

A shadow falls

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

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An unsolved puzzle

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

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Book reviews

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

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Latest Articles

A generation of resistance

Jun 26, 2020 - IVO MATEUS GONCALVES

Students demonstrate at Santa Cruz cemetery, 12 November 1991 / Author

East Timor’s student movement and the struggle against oppression

Essay: Celebrating Imlek, Catholic style

Jun 22, 2020 - JOSH STENBERG

/ Josh Stenberg

Practices such as Imlek masses are a welcome example of tolerance and plurality

West Papua and Black Lives Matter

Jun 17, 2020 - SOPHIE CHAO

We are not monkeys / Twitter

A movement seeking justice, healing, and freedom for Black people has become a powerful rallying call for Indigenous West Papuans

Artists seek assistance

Jun 14, 2020 - RAHMADI FAJAR HIMAWAN

Several pesinden accompanying a wayang performance / Rahmadi Fajar Himawan

Javanese traditional musicians are among the many artists and performers struggling to survive, or qualify for government payments under COVID restrictions

A house of cards?

Jun 02, 2020 - YULIDA PANGASTUTI

ANTARA FOTO/Saiful Bahri/wsj

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the exploitation of non-formal early childhood educators 

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