Wacana, vol. 18, n° 2 (2017) : Chinese Indonesians in historical perspective II

Wacana, vol. 18, n° 2 (2017) : Chinese Indonesians in historical perspective II

Table of contents


  • The Chinese-Indonesian collections in the National Museum of World Cultures, the Netherlands by Francine Brinkgreve, Johanna Leijfeldt
  • Chinese photographers and their clientele in the Netherlands Indies, 1890-1940 by Liesbeth Ouwehand
  • Chinese correspondence in Dutch East Indies (1865-1949) by Tjong Han Siem
  • The Kai Ba Lidai Shiji 开吧历代史记: An autonomous history of the Chinese community of Batavia/ Jakarta in the VOC period by Leonard Blussé
  • Sajarah Cina: A nineteenth-century apology in Javanese by Willem van der Molen
  • Bangsawan prampoewan: Enlightened Peranakan Chinese women from early twentieth century Java by Didi Kwartanada
  • Dr Oen Boen Ing:  Patriot doctor, social activist, and doctor of the poor by Ravando Lie
  • Culture, power and identity: The case of Ang Hien Hoo, Malang by Melani Budianta
  • Chinese taukeh, labourer, and state control: Case study of panglong in eastern region of Sumatra (1890-1930) by Erwiza Erman
  • An early story of Kho Ping Hoo by C. W. Watson
  • Pecinan as an inspiration: The contribution of Chinese Indonesian architecture to an urban environment by Wiwi Tjiook

Articles à télécharger sur : http://wacana.ui.ac.id/index.php/wjhi/issue/view/42/showToc

Wacana, vol. 18, n° 1 (2017) : Chinese Indonesians in historical perspective I

Wacana, vol. 18, n° 1 (2017) : Chinese Indonesians in historical perspective I

Table of Contents


  • The Chinese from Indonesia in the Netherlands and their heritage: Chinese Indonesian Heritage Center (CIHC) by Patricia Tjiook Liem
  • Long way home: The life history of Chinese-Indonesian migrants in the Netherlands by Yumi Kitamura
  • Indonesian Chinese in the Netherlands and the legacies of violence in colonial and post-colonial Indonesia by Alexander van der Meer, Martijn Eickhoff
  • Between ideology and experience: Siauw Giok Tjhan’s legacy to his daughter Siauw May Lie by Maya H.T. Liem, Ing Lwan Taga-Tan
  • Violent, political, and administrative repression of the Chinese minority in Indonesia, 1945-1998 by Mary Somers Heidhues
  • Chinese Indonesians after May 1998: How they fit in the big picture by Dewi Anggraeni
  • The strategic adaptation of Chinese-Manadonese in the Reform Era by Adrianus L.G. Waworuntu, Zeffry Alkatiri, Fuad Gani
  • Confucius Institute at Universitas Al Azhar, Jakarta: The unseen power of China by Thung Ju Lan
  • Moral is political: Notions of ideal citizenship in Lie Kim Hok’s Hikajat Khonghoetjoe by Evi Sutrisno
  • Chinese officers in Cirebon by Steve Haryono
  • The house of Kwee Sik Poo: An Indonesian-Chinese merchant from Pasuruan by Kwee Hong Sien

PhD Thesis Summaries

  • Chinese society as depicted in early twentieth century Chinese-Malay literature by Dwi Susanto

Book reviews

  • Book review; Petualangan Unjung dan Mbui Kuvong: Sastra lisan dan kamus Punan Tuvu’ dari Kalimantan by Bernard Sellato
  • Book review; Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East by C.W. Watson
  • Book review; Tesamoko: Tesaurus Bahasa Indonesia by Hein Steinhauer

Articles à télécharger sur : http://wacana.ui.ac.id/index.php/wjhi/issue/view/41/showToc



Duterte’s peace hopes challenged in Mindanao

Filipino activists demonstrate against the recent declaration of martial law in Mindanao during a rally outside the residential palace in Manila on May 26. © AP

Duterte’s peace hopes challenged in Mindanao by Michael Vatikiotis, 28/05/2017, Nikkei Asian Review

Declaration of martial law by Philippine president raises broader concerns

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao on May 22. This came after a group of heavily armed men bearing the black flags of Islamic State stormed the mainly Muslim city of Marawi in the north of the island. They burned down a college, a hospital and prison, while taking hostages.

The army’s slow progress in flushing out the militants and the alacrity with which Duterte seemed ready to suspend civil rights is a worrying sign of renewed instability in a part of the country that has been plagued by decades of war.

 The crisis is embarrassing for Duterte. As the country’s first president from Mindanao, there were high expectations that he would make progress in restoring peace in the troubled region. But the attack on Marawi has raised fears of a concerted IS effort to establish a foothold in the Philippines.

The martial law decree in Mindanao highlights the lengths that Duterte, the former mayor of Davao City, is willing to go to address security issues. He has already been harshly criticized by human rights activists for sanctioning the extrajudicial killings of more than 7,000 people, mostly poor slum dwellers, for allegedly being drug users or pushers. His threat to impose martial law across the country has left rights advocates even more worried. He has already threatened to wield martial law as harshly as did former President Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s.

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Review: Beyond decent work

A factory visited by the ILO during ‘Better Work Indonesia’, one of the two major campaigns analysed in Hauf’s book. (ILO Asia-Pacific)

Review: Beyond decent work by Antje Missbach, 02/06/2017, Inside Indonesia

A new book examines Indonesian labour struggles through the lens of international political economy theory

Indonesian wages continue to be among the lowest in the region. The term ‘decent work’ is generally defined as fair globalisation and poverty reduction through the promotion of competitiveness. This is achieved by improving compliance with existing labour regulations. But more radical unions in Indonesia have decided not to be part of ‘decent work’ schemes at all.  In his book Beyond decent work: The cultural political economy of labour struggles in Indonesia, Felix Hauf argues that it remains questionable whether low-cost production can ever be compatible with ethical labour standards given that the Indonesian minimum wage (which is not even paid by many employers) is seldom above subsidence levels.

In order to evaluate the impacts of ‘decent work’ schemes in Indonesia, Hauf examines three case studies in the garment and textile industries, which are among the most globalised sectors in Indonesia. Before revealing his findings Hauf offers a detailed examination of his theoretical framing, cultural political economy, and his methodological approach, referred to as critical grounded theory. He engages with the prominent writers of post-Marxist thought, such as Gramsci and Poulantzas and the usual big names from French poststructuralist philosophy. The works of Bob Jessop and Ngai-Ling Sum, who have thoughtfully dissected the flaws of late capitalism and neoliberal globalisation, are Hauf’s key references.

Lire la suite sur : http://www.insideindonesia.org/review-beyond-decent-work?

Truth and Fiction in the Age of the Strongman: Filipino Writers on Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines

Truth and Fiction in the Age of the Strongman: Filipino Writers on Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines, 05/06/2017, SOAS

Miguel Syjuco & Candy Gourlay

This panel discussion looks at the interconnections between Philippine Fiction Writing and Journalism in the time of “tokhang,” schizophrenic populism and Duterte’s unique brand of nationalism. Filipino writers in the diaspora will seek to interrogate the ideas of Post-modernist knowledge construction and its end-games, activism and protest in a post-truth world and the role of fiction in a democracy.

Speaker Biography

Miguel Syjuco’s debut novel, Ilustrado (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010), won the Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature, the Filipino Readers’ Choice Award, the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and the Man Asian Literary Prize and has been translated into more than 10 languages. Miguel, who earned a PhD in literature from the University of Adelaide, was a writing fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard in 2013 and is currently a visiting professor in the Literature and Creative Writing department at New York University, Abu Dhabi. He is the literary editor of the Manila Review, a member of the Folio Prize Academy and regularly writes for the New York Times International.

Discussant Biography

Candy Gourlay  is a Filipino author based in the United Kingdom. Her debut novel Tall Story (2010) won the National Children’s Book Award of the Philippines in 2012 and the Crystal Kite Award for Europe in 2011. Tall Story was shortlisted for 13 prizes, notably: the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize and the Branford Boase Award. Her second novel Shine (2013) was long-listed for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. It won the Crystal Kite Award for the British Isles and Ireland in 2014. Candy was born and raised in the Philippines. From 1984 to 1989, she worked as a journalist in the Philippines, notably as a staff-writer and later associate editor of the weekly opposition tabloid Mr & Ms Special Edition, which played a significant role in the overthrow of the 21 year regime of Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos

Voir : https://www.soas.ac.uk/cseas/events/05jun2017-truth-and-fiction-in-the-age-of-the-strongman-filipino-writers-on-rodrigo-dutertes-philipp.html

Current Anthropology is looking for a new Editor

Current Anthropology is looking for a new Editor


The Wenner-Gren Foundation in partnership with the University of Chicago Press is seeking applications for the position of Editor of Current Anthropology. The new Editor will begin to receive submissions on September 1, 2018 and take full responsibility for the journal on January 1, 2019. The Editor’s term is six years from January 1, 2019, with a possibility of renewal for an addition partial or complete term.

The Foundation and Press are open to the possibility of alternative editorship arrangements such as co-Editors and/or the use of an active editorial board to handle manuscripts. The applicant should clearly outline her/his ideas for the editorship in their letter of intent and if a co-editorship is proposed the application should come jointly from both potential editors.

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Birmanie, le pouvoir des moines

Birmanie, le pouvoir des moines
un film de Joël Curtz et Benoît Grimont
Myanmar, die Macht der Mönche
ein film von Joël Curtz und Benoît Grimont
sera diffusé sur ARTE
auf ARTE ausgestrahlt wird
le mardi 20 JUIN à 23h20
en France et en Belgique
am Dienstag 20. Juni um 23h20Uhr
in Deutschland und Österreich

Pacific Affairs, vol. 90, n° 2, June 2017

Pacific Affairs, vol. 90, n° 2, june 2017

A signaler :

  • Participatory Inequality in the Online and Offline Political Engagement in Thailand by Aim Sinpeng (The University of Sydney)
  • Concrete Memories and Sensory Pasts: Everyday Heritage and the Politics of Nationhood by Kelvin E.Y. Low (National University of Singapore)
  • Review essay : Disputed Waters, Contested Norms: Framing Discourses on the South China Sea Disputes by Jiye Kim (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Lire les abstracts sur : http://www.pacificaffairs.ubc.ca/current-issue-2/

Journal of Vietnamese Studies, vol. 12, n° 2, Spring 2017

Journal of Vietnamese Studies, vol. 12, n° 2, Spring 2017  

Special Issue on Globalizing Vietnamese Religions

Table of contents


  • Globalizing Vietnamese Religion by Janet Alison Hoskins, Thien-Huong T. Ninh

Research Articles

  • A Reappraisal of Vietnamese Buddhism’s Status as “Ethnic” by Alexander Soucy
  • Global Chain of Marianism : Diasporic Formation among Vietnamese Catholics in the United States and Cambodia by Thien-Huong T. Ninh
  • Quán Thế Âm of the Transpacific by Allison Truitt
  • Sacralizing the Diaspora : Cosmopolitan and Originalist Indigenous Religions by Janet Alison Hoskins

Book Reviews

  • François Guillemot and Agathe Larcher-Goscha, eds, La Colonisation des corps: De L’Indochine au Viet Nam by Judith Henchy
  • Solène Granier, Domestiques Indochinois by Christina Firpo
  • Sophia Suk-Mun Law, The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong: Art and Stories of Vietnamese Boatpeople by Jana Lipman
  • Mai Na M. Lee, Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom: The Quest for Legitimation in French Indochina, 1850–1960 by Christian C. Lenz

Female Ulama voice : a vision for Indonesia’s future

Female Ulama voice : a vision for Indonesia’s future by Kathryn Robinson, 30 May 2017, New Mandala

In April, Indonesian religious scholars and activists hosted a world first: a convention of female religious authorities (ulama). The conference title, KUPI (Kongres Ulama Perempuan Indonesia), played with a dual meaning: female religious authorities, and scholars (male and female) whose interpretations of the Qur’an and Hadith proclaim gender equity (kesetaraan jender) as a fundamental principle of Islam. Over three days, speakers and delegates discussed the history of female religious authority in Indonesia—a claim that is highly contentious to hard line groups who argue that male authority, as prayer leaders and hence as political leaders, is a fundamental Islamic principle. They also discussed the more abstract concepts of social justice and human rights, as fundamental Islamic values focusing on issues like sexual and domestic violence and child marriage.

The congress ended with a declaration of three fatwa, reinforcing the value of female religious authority. The first fatwa argued for a minimum age of marriage of 18; the second, that sexual violence against women, including within marriage, is haram (forbidden). The third fatwa picked up the theme of environmental protection: environmental destruction is haram as it can trigger social and economic imbalances and place burdens on women. The congress called on the government to stop allowing the destruction of natural resources for ‘development’. Congress attendees have strong links into the community, and the organisers hold significant institutional positions, respect and support from government. This movement has been slowly building for a long time and is a significant voice in defining the future of Indonesia.

Lire l’article sur : http://www.newmandala.org/female-ulama-voice-vision-indonesias-future/

2017 Holland Prize Shortlist Pacific Affairs

2017 Holland Prize Shortlist Pacific Affairs

Professionals and Soldiers: Measuring Professionalism in the Thai Military by Punchada Sirivunnabood (Mahidol University, Nakhorn Phatom, Thailand), Jacob Isaac Ricks (Singapore Management University, Singapore), Pacific Affaires, vol. 89, n° 1, March 2016


Thailand’s military has recently reclaimed its role as the central pillar of Thai politics. This raises an enduring question in civil-military relations: why do people with guns choose to obey those without guns? One of the most prominent theories in both academic and policy circles is Samuel Huntington’s argument that professional militaries do not become involved in politics. We engage this premise in the Thai context. Utilizing data from a new and unique survey of 569 Thai military officers as well as results from focus groups and interviews with military officers, we evaluate the attitudes of Thai servicemen and develop a test of Huntington’s hypothesis. We demonstrate that increasing levels of professionalism are generally poor predictors as to whether or not a Thai military officer prefers an apolitical military. Indeed, our research suggests that higher levels of professionalism as described by Huntington may run counter to civilian control of the military. These findings provide a number of contributions. First, the survey allows us to operationalize and measure professionalism at the individual level. Second, using these measures we are able to empirically test Huntington’s hypothesis that more professional soldiers should prefer to remain apolitical. Finally, we provide an uncommon glimpse at the opinions of Thai military officers regarding military interventions, adding to the relatively sparse body of literature on factors internal to the Thai military which push officers toward politics.

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Why Are Gender Reforms Adopted in Singapore? Party Pragmatism and Electoral Incentives by Netina Tan (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada), Pacific Affairs, vol. 89, n° 1, March 2016


In Singapore, the percentage of elected female politicians rose from 3.8 percent in 1984 to 22.5 percent after the 2015 general election. After years of exclusion, why were gender reforms adopted and how did they lead to more women in political office? Unlike South Korea and Taiwan, this paper shows that in Singapore party pragmatism rather than international diffusion of gender equality norms, feminist lobbying, or rival party pressures drove gender reforms. It is argued that the ruling People’s Action Party’s (PAP) strategic and electoral calculations to maintain hegemonic rule drove its policy u-turn to nominate an average of about 17.6 percent female candidates in the last three elections. Similar to the PAP’s bid to capture women voters in the 1959 elections, it had to alter its patriarchal, conservative image to appeal to the younger, progressive electorate in the 2000s. Additionally, Singapore’s electoral system that includes multi-member constituencies based on plurality party bloc vote rule also makes it easier to include women and diversify the party slate. But despite the strategic and electoral incentives, a gender gap remains. Drawing from a range of public opinion data, this paper explains why traditional gender stereotypes, biased social norms, and unequal family responsibilities may hold women back from full political participation.

A lire sur : http://pacificaffairs.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2017/05/pdfHollandshortlistTan.pdf

33 Burmese manuscripts now digitised at the British Library

33 Burmese manuscripts now digitised by San San May, 24/05/2017, Asian and African Studies Blog (British Library)

The Burmese manuscript collection in the British Library consists of approximately 1800 manuscripts. The majority are written on palm leaf, but there are also many paper folding books (parabaik), and texts written on diverse materials such as gold, silver, copper and ivory sheets in the shape of palm leaves. The collection is particularly strong in historical, legal and grammatical texts, and in illustrated material. In particular, there are many folding books with illustrations of the Life of the Buddha, Jataka stories, court scenes and other subjects.

Since 2013 the British Library has digitised some of the finest Burmese manuscripts in its collection, supported by the Henry D. Ginsburg Legacy. To date 33 manuscripts have been fully digitised, covering a wide range of genres and subjects.  All these manuscripts are now accessible through the Digitised Manuscripts website. A new webpage, Digital Access to Burmese Manuscripts, also lists all the Burmese manuscripts digitised so far, with hyperlinks to the images and to blog posts featuring the manuscripts. Future digitised manuscripts will be also be listed on this page. Shown in this post are a selection of our digitised Burmese manuscripts; clicking on the hyperlinked shelfmarks below the images will take you directly to the digitised versions.

Quick link to: Digital access to Burmese manuscripts

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Visiting fellowships Indonesia Studies ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute Singapore

Visiting fellowships Indonesia Studies  ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute Singapore

Deadline for application : 30 june 2017

  1. Research officer for the project “Christianity in Southeast Asia : Comparative Growth, Politics and Networks in Urban Centres.
  2. Research officer for the project :”Singapore Islamic Studies Graduates : Their Role and Impact in a Plural Society”.

Preference will be given to candidates who have done or can work on projects associated with one or more of the following themes: The impact of ethnicity and religion on Indonesian domestic politics and elections; The evolving role of the military in post-1998 Indonesia; Urbanization, decentralization and socio-political change in Indonesia; The application of quantitative analysis and/or GIS to the study of social trends in Southeast Asia. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree no earlier than August 2012. The successful applicant is expected to start no later than January 2, 2018 and must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree at the point of employment.

Plus d’informations sur : https://www.iseas.edu.sg/about-us/opportunities

2017 Vietnam Update: The Politics of Life 20-21 November 2017

2017 Vietnam Update: The Politics of Life

20-21 November 2017

Australian National University, Canberra

Vietnamese people often tell their foreign visitors that Vietnam is the most secure place in the world. The country has no terrorists, no political disorder, and the police are second to none. Decades of devastating warfare are long-past. Poverty is declining and incomes are rising in a region with good economic prospects. People in Vietnam appear to fling themselves at life’s everyday challenges with intensity and no little optimism.


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Sources : http://indomemoires.hypotheses.org/25154

[ndlr] Signalement d’une archive en ligne sur le site du Wilson Center.


North Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Politburo member Le Thanh Nghi recounts his discussions with socialist leaders in the summer of 1965, just as the war in the south was heating up.