The Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War

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Peter Post, William H. Frederick, Iris Heidebrink, Shigeru Satō, William Bradley Horton, Didi Kwartanada
Brill, 2010 - Business & Economics - 684 pages
An obvious hiatus amidst the abundance of Pacific War studies is the story of Indonesia during that period. The Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War, edited under the aegis of the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation, now fills that gap.
This state of the art work reflects the different experiences and historiographic traditions of Indonesians, Japanese, and Dutch. The aim is to present the developments in the Indonesian archipelago in as much a rational and dispassionate way as possible, taking into account regional and social variations and interpreting them within the international context of pre- and post-war trends. With due acknowledgement of different perspectives, ambiguities, unresolved issues and conflicting views, it sets out to enhance mutual understanding and academic dialogue.

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About the author (2010)

William H. Frederick, PhD (1978) University of Hawaii at Manoa, teaches Southeast Asian History at Ohio University (USA). He is the author of Visions and Heat. The Making of the Indonesian Revolution (Ohio University Press, 1989) and other works on modern Indonesian history.

Iris Heidebrink, Archivist at the National Archives, The Hague, since 1982, studied Cultural Anthropology at the VU University Amsterdam and Language and History of Indonesia at Leiden University. She published mainly on archival policies.

Peter Post, PhD (1991) in Social Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, is a senior-researcher at the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation. He is co-editor of Japan, Indonesia and the War: Myths and Realities (KITLV Press, 1997).

Shigeru Sato, PhD (1991) in Asian and International Studies, Griffith University, is a lecturer in Asian Studies at Newcastle University. He is the author of War, Nationalism and Peasants: Java under the Japanese Occupation 1942-1945 (Allen & Unwin and M.E. Sharpe, 1994).