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A History of Modern Indonesia


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1. Our colonial soil; 2. Cultures of the countryside; 3. 'To assail the colonial machine'; 4. The revolution; 5. Living in the atomic age; 6. From old to new orders; 7. Terror and development in a happy land; 8. Age of globalisation, age of crisis.

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This updated edition examines the rise of fundamentalist Islam in Indonesia and asks why the country's democratic aspirations have yet to be realized.

About the Author

Adrian Vickers is Professor of Southeast Asian Studies and Director of Asian Studies at the School of Languages and Cultures, University of Sydney. He is author of the acclaimed Bali: A Paradise Created (1989). In 2003 he curated the exhibition Crossing Boundaries, a major survey of modern Indonesian art, and he has also been involved in documentary films, including Done Bali (1993).

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