Political Thinking of the Indonesian Chinese, 1900-1995: A Sourcebook

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NUS Press, 1997 - Political Science - 265 pages
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This sourcebook aims to introduce to English readers the political thinking of the Chinese minority in Indonesia spanning almost a century from 1900-1995. Comprising the writings, speeches, letters, and memoirs of Indonesian Chinese leaders or individuals who have been significant in the development of Chinese minority thinking in Indonesia, translated from Peranakan Malay, Indonesian, Chinese, or Dutch, this volume thus presents the voices of eminent Indonesian Chinese. This updated and expanded edition of the book first published in 1979 includes several new articles of material bringing post-1997 developments up to date, significantly till 1995, the year of the Bali Declaration, when the Chinese tycoons were asked to help solve the Indonesian economic problem.
 

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Contents

The Dutch East IndiesOriented Group
33
The IndonesiaOriented Group
50
Chinese Orientations during the Japanese Occupation
70
THE POSTINDEPENDENCE PERIOD
81
The Pluralist
91
The Assimilatiunists
141
PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS
171
The Indonesian Chinese Problem and Its Solution
206
Glossary
248
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