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C.W. (Bill) Watson
Since the downfall of Soeharto in 1998 many autobiographical writings have appeared in Indonesia from the pens of those who were marginalized by his so-called New Order regime. This book examines representative autobiographies of several such individuals: two ex-political prisoners who describe ...
Paul van Velde
P.J. Veth was the man who discovered 'Multatuli', and he himself was a remarkable pamphleteer. With his great knowledge of the 'Dutch-Indies', Veth played an influential role in shaping the Dutch 'identity'; without the Dutch-Indies, the 19th-century Netherlands would be unthinkable. Paul van ...
Penan Histories is an ethnographic examination of the transition from nomadism to agriculture and employment in the timber industry, to protest against that industry, and back once more to working as loggers; a story also of cultural change, collective action and individual corruption.
Women run screaming from their village at night, leaving all their clothes behind—possessed by spirits of the wilderness, they climb up a barana tree. It is but one of the fascinating rituals of the Toraja people described in this study. The Toraja people live in the mountainous region of South ...
Paul van der Veur
This political biography reveals the turbulent life of Ernest François Eugène Douwes Dekker, son of a Dutch father and a German-Javanese mother, born on Java in 1879.
Rajindra K. Puri
For two years Rajindra Puri lived and hunted with the Penan Benalui people in the rainforest of eastern Borneo in Indonesia. Here he reports on Penan hunting techniques, the knowledge required to be a successful hunter, and the significance of hunting for Penan communities. A hunt offers the ...
Edited by Peter Boomgaard, David Henley & Manon Ossewijer
This book examines the history of human interaction with forest and marine ecosystems in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Rainforests falling to snarling chainsaws, and factory trawlers emptying the life out of tropical seas, are nowadays among the most familiar images of Southeast Asia. ...
Based on extensive fieldwork the author provides unique insights into the functioning of a traditional form of theatre in the economically advanced region of southern Fujian, thus giving a fascinating window on contemporary China.
Jan De Meyer
This volume examines the various facets of the life and works of Wu Yun, an eminent eighth-century Daoist priest, visionary poet, anti-Buddhist, defender of reclusion and philosopher of immortality, and sheds new light on the nature of Medieval Daoism.
Cheryl A. Crowley
This book uses the haikai verse and paintings of the brilliant, innovative artist Yosa Buson as a focal point from which to explore how early modern Japanese writers competed for artistic authority and social prestige.
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