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SHADOW BOXING: INDONESIAN WRITERS AND THE RAMAYANA IN THE NEW ORDER

SHADOW BOXING: INDONESIAN WRITERS AND THE RAMAYANA IN THE NEW ORDER


Cornell University, October 2001

Marshall Clark

Introduction

This article is a study of the ideas, visions, and styles of a number of Indonesia’s writers in the New Order—in particular, the final years of the New Order—who chose to rework and reinterpret the Ramayana epic of the Javanese wayang kulit shadow puppet theatre. The deliberate choice by these writers to use Indonesian as their medium of linguistic communication has proven to be a decision in favor of distancing themselves from their ... read more

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Erase Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and related Intolerance in Indonesia

Erase Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and related Intolerance in Indonesia


Joint Statement of Indonesia NGOs Forum, 16 February 2001

The history of racism coincides with the economic exploitation through slavery. It all began when the rulers felt the need of cheap and loyal labour. This slavery developed towards conquest of one country by another, conquered people would then become slave labours for the conquerors. In the 16th century slave commerce began to flourish. Those slaves were imported from Africa to England or America. The slave-traders spread the notion that the slaves ... read more

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