Chinese Indonesians and Regime Change by Marleen Dieleman download in pdf, ePub, iPad
The book offers new avenues to engage with the study of Chinese Indonesians and opens exciting possibilities for novel conceptualizations. First, the contributors have shifted away from the state-centred and essentialist overseas Chinese paradigms that ascribe a passive and powerless role to Chinese Indonesians in history. Contemporary Perspectives on Migration in Australia. In a sense he and his family were not going to a typical part of Australia. But conceptual organization seems an entirely secondary consideration for an important book that should be read by anyone wishing to understand current political realities in Thailand.
Keith Jacobs emigrated from England to Australia in to take up a position at the University of Tasmania. They have made a compelling case that Chinese Indonesians demonstrated active agency in shaping their destinies and that of the country during periods of crises, war and revolution. This chapter de-homogenizes the assimilation discourse and provides new perspectives on the contested objectives of assimilation. Drawing from a wealth of ethnographic data collected in Yogyakarta, Juliette Koning chap.
His contribution deserves special attention as the subject matter is still under-researched. However, some chapters only partially deal with the issue of regime change, which is part of the title of the volume. The aftermath of the regime change in Indonesia in May witnessed an unprecedented proliferation of research on the ethnic Chinese in Indonesia. Overall, the collection succeeds in a couple of respects. It is also a challenging volume for scholars and those who are interested in studying the Chinese Indonesians.
To challenge the stereotype of the Chinese as passive bystanders of historical events, Nobuto Yamamoto chap. Tasmanians are undoubtedly Australians, but their society is far from typical. It is an important contribution to research on religious conversion among Chinese Indonesians, which is still under-studied. The book is a worthy contribution to the complex study of this minority group in Indonesia.