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East & Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources
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Indonesia: History, Culture & Religion
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History to the End of the Suharto Era Culture Religion
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History to the End of the Suharto Era
Atlas Mutual Heritage "a data-bank containing a complete survey of VOC [Dutch East India Company] settlements & illustrative material of these settlements (maps, paintings, drawings, prints etc.)"
A Fragment of a Story: Gerwani and Tapol Experiences Anne Pohlman on Gerwani women (members of Gerakan Wanita Indonesia, the Indonesian Women’s Movement) & tapol (political prisoners) imprisoned during Suharto’s New Order (Intersections, Aug. 2004)
The Intimacy of Terror: Gender and the Violence of 1965-66 in Bali Leslie Dwyer's analysis of violence in the wake of the military-led offensive against the Indonesian Communist Party & other left-wing organizations in 1965-66 (Intersections, Aug. 2004)
A Listian Perspective upon Economic and Political Development in the Netherlands East Indies Simon Ridings on the political & economic legacy of Dutch colonial government on Indonesia (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie "A select bibliography based on the collections of the National Library of Australia"
The Origin of Nasyiatul Aisyiyah: Organising for Articulating Religious-based Womanhood in Pre-Independent Indonesia Siti Syamsiyatun's analysis of an organization of Indonesian Muslim women that is today one of the largest of its kind (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
Petrus Dadi Ratu Benedict Anderson on the testimony of a survivor on the 1965 masscre of the Indonesian left & the rise of Suharto (New Left Review, May-June 2000)
Sejarah Indonesia: Indonesian Time-Line A chronology from the Old Kingdoms to the present, with clickable map, text of the 1945 constitution, & pronunciation guide
The U.S. & the Overthrow of Sukarno, 1965-1967 Essay by Peter Dale Scott, originally appearing in Pacific Affairs (Summer 1985)
Women and the Indonesian Killings of 1965-1966: Gender Variables and Possible Directions for Research Annie Pohlman's gender analysis "to recover the experiences of women, and secondly, to re-evaluate our understanding of the massacres themselves" (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
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Culture
American Gamelan Institute (AGI) "an organization devoted to publishing, recording, distributing, and making available information on all aspects of Indonesian performing arts and their international counterparts"
The Anthropology of the Mentawai Islands, Sumatra, Indonesia History, ethnography & links primarily from the perspectives of social/cultural anthropology
Behind the Notion of Siala: Marriage, Adat and Islam among the Bugis in South Sulawesi Nurul Ilmi Idrus on definition of marriage among the Bugis (Intersections, Aug. 2004)
Beyond New Order Gender Politics: Case Studies of Female Performers of the Classical Balinese dance-drama Arja Natalie Kellar on regional cultural traditions of Indonesia under "the New Order State's sustained effort to impose an overarching official 'national culture' " (Intersections, Aug. 2004)
Kebi Online: The Indonesian Electronic Dictionary "The most complete Indonesian Electronic Dictionary on the Net"
Localist and Globalist Music-making as Social Capital among Street Workers in a Jogjakartan Budget-Tourist Quarter Max Richter on music-making as a powerful means of establishing inter-group social capital in Indonesia (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
Mengajar Bahasa Indonesia Resources for Indonesian language teachers in English speaking schools
Music of Indonesia Catalog of Smithsonian Folkways Music of Indonesia Series, with audio samples & liner note supplements
Reog Ponorogo: Spirituality, Sexuality, and Power in a Javanese Performance Tradition Ian Douglas Wilson's paper with video clips in Intersections (Issue 2, May 1999)
Sport, Politics and Ethnicity: Playing Badminton for Indonesia Colin Brown's paper on badminton as a sport contributing to Indonesia's national identity (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
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Religion
Borobudur Images & texts related to Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist shrine, & other Hindu & Buddhist shrines on Java
Islam in Modern Indonesia Proceeding of conference co-sponsored the U.S.-Indonesia Society & the Asia Foundation (Feb. 2002; PDF format)
'Spirituality' vs 'Religion' Indonesian Style: Framing and Re-framing Experiential Religiosity in Contemporary Indonesian Islam Julia Howell on Indonesia's new spiritual marketplace (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
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