Sundanese Print Culture and Modernity in Nineteenth-century West Java

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Singapore University Press, 2005 - Art - 287 pages
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"Sundanese Print Culture traces the development of modern printed books written in Sundanese, the dominant language in West Java, Indonesia, and the mother tongue of about 30 million people. Starting with the 'discovery' of Sundanese by Europeans in the early 19th century, Mikihiro Moriyama follows the developments in the ensuing century when a small group of Dutch scholars and colonial officials reshaped the language and its literature over the next one hundred years. Schools taught Sundanese, and printed materials based on western concepts began of influence indigenous writing and oral tradition."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Mikihiro Moriyama is Professor of Indonesian Studies at Nanzan University, Japan.

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