Chinese Indonesians and regime change [electronic resource] / edited by Marleen Dieleman, Juliette Koning, and Peter Post.

Author
Dieleman, Marleen [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Description
1 online resource (248 p.)

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Summary note
The existing literature on Chinese Indonesians has so far tended to take an approach of either victimization and marginalization or a focus on elite businessmen and their economic influence. This volume takes a different perspective. The Chinese in Indonesia were not only innocent victims of history, but were simultaneously active agents of change. Chinese Indonesians from different walks of life played an active role in shaping society during regime changes and found creative and constructive ways to deal with situations of adversity. This book demonstrates that regime changes in Indonesia did not only pose threats of violence, but also offered opportunities that induced “agency” on the part of Chinese Indonesians to shape their own destinies and that of the country.
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Description based upon print version of record.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note
English
Contents
  • pt. 1. Introduction
  • pt. 2. Policy and dignity : Chineseness during and after the new order
  • pt. 3. Justice and representation : the Chinese in the Netherlands East Indies
  • pt. 4. Survival and creativity : Chinese business responses to regime change.
ISBN
  • 1-283-12017-8
  • 9786613120175
  • 90-04-19122-4
OCLC
  • 727944785
  • 651011945
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