Indonesia: A Global Studies Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2003 - History - 251 pages

A one-stop source for essential information on the history, geography, politics, religion, economy, and culture of the fourth-most-populous country in the world.

Indonesia examines precolonial periods of the country's development, as well as its independence movement. It discusses the economic collapse of the 1990s and how the resultant civil chaos impacted Indonesia's present political and social problems and its neighbors.

This book also looks at the secessionist movements in West Papua and Aceh and the religious conflict in eastern Indonesia. In addition to current events, the coverage focuses on important individuals, from Javanese nobles to President Sukarno, whom some

considered to be a Japanese collaborator during World War II. This is the book to have for an intriguing and enlightening glance at Indonesia.

* Entries cover the history, economics, politics, culture, and geography of Indonesia

* An annotated chronology describes key events in Indonesia, from the 5th century to the present


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Florence Lamoureux is associate director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI.

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