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In the literature on Indonesian legal history, the role of language has been paid scant attention. Even the replacement of Dutch by Indonesian as the official language of the law, surely a major event for the work of Indonesian jurists, has not been closely examined. Yet, since the early 1970s, ...
Kees van Dijk
In late 1997 Indonesia's economy went into a tail-spin, culminating in social and political upheavals that saw Soeharto's resignation in May 1998, and resulting in a succession of presidents as Indonesia entered a period of democratization. These events are well known, even to casual observers, ...
J.P.B. de Josselin de Jong
The results of fieldwork in Wetan, conducted by J.P.B. de Josselin de Jong, founder of the 'Leiden School' of cultural anthropology, are published here. These materials consist of texts of tales collected by De Josselin de Jong in Wetan, in the Babar Archipelago, and include his annotations of ...
Victor T. King
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.
Barend J. ter Haar
This book analyzes the role of oral stories in Chinese witch-hunts. Of interest to historians of oral traditions, folklore and witch-hunts, but also to those working on anti-Christian movements and the intersection of popular fears and political history in China.
This book explores a Zhuang native chieftaincy enfranchised under the Chinese tusi system, and its relationship with the Chinese imperial state. It sheds critical light on the social and political organization of the strategic Chinese-Vietnamese border area over 600 years.
Kathryn A. Lowry
This study of popular songs offers a new hypothesis about the role of elite in popular culture and evidences how commercial publishing facilitated the rise of selective reading and imitation of texts in late-Ming China, creating a new basis for describing desire and the self.
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