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Chinese Identity in Post-Suharto Indonesia : Culture, Politics and Media (Hardcover)

Author: Hoon, Chang-yau

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During Suharto''s New Order (1966-1998), the ethnic Chinese expanded Indonesia''s economy (and their own wealth) but, paradoxically, were marginalized and discriminated against in all social spheres culture, language, politics, entrance to state-owned universities, and public service and public employment. Following the fall of Suharto, and the anti-Chinese riots in May 1998, Indonesia underwent a process of "Reformasi" and democratization, whereby for the first time in several decades Chinese culture became more visible. Many ethnic Chinese took advantage of the new democratic space to establish political parties, non-governmental organizations, and action groups in order to fight for the abolition of discriminatory laws, to defend their rights, and to promote solidarity between ethnic groups in Indonesia. They utilized the Reformasi atmosphere to promote pluralism and multiculturalism, and to liberate their long-suppressed identity and cultural heritage. This book dissects the comple


Publisher Sussex Academic Pr
Mfg Part# 9781845192686
SKU 208420711
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1845192680
Release Date 8/13/2012
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