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In Indonesia, Chinese Deity Is Covered in Sheet After Muslims Protest

« In Indonesia, Chinese Deity Is Covered in Sheet After Muslims Protest » by Russell Goldman, 10/08/2017, The New York Times

A 100-foot statue depicting a Chinese deity was covered with an enormous sheet this past weekend in East Java Province, Indonesia, after Muslims threatened to tear the colossus down amid mounting ethnic and religious tensions across the country.

The Islamist campaign against the statue, a depiction of the third-century general Guan Yu, who is worshiped as a god in several Chinese religions, began online and soon spread to the gates of a Chinese Confucian temple in Tuban, near the Java Sea coast, where the figure was erected last month.

On social media, Muslims assailed the statue as an “uncivilized” affront to Islam and the island’s “home people,” and a mob gathered this week outside the East Java legislature in the city of Surabaya to demand its destruction.

Statues deemed un-Islamic have been destroyed or vandalized around Indonesia in recent years, and several Chinese temples have been set on fire. Covering the statue with a large white tarp was a stopgap measure proposed by the temple’s officials after a governmental religious body pushed them to find a solution…

Colossal statues of Guan Yu have been erected around the world. The Tuban statue, which took more than a year to build at a cost of about $188,000, is the largest of its type in Southeast Asia, according to Indonesia’s Museum of World Records.

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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

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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

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The Chinese-Indonesian Community documents collection from Java

The Chinese-Indonesian Community documents collection from Java in ResearchWorks Archive of the University of Washington Libraries

The University of Washington Libraries collaborated with Anthropology Ph.D. student, Evi Sutrisno, who was conducting her dissertation field research on Chinese Indonesian Confucianism, to digitize the rare and fragile Sino-Malay literature owned by two temple libraries in Java. The first project was conducted in Boen Bio (Wen Miao) – a Confucian temple of Surabaya, East Java – in 2010-2011. The temple was founded in 1907 and had a collection of religious books and magazines in Chinese and Malay languages in its abandoned library. The second project was conducted in the Hok An Kiong temple, Muntilan, Central Java in 2014-2016. The temple was founded in 1898 and had became the religious, social and learning space for the Chinese in the area. As in the case of Boen Bio, the Hok An Kiong also has an abandoned library, where popular Sino-Malay novels and magazines were collected.

Between 1967 and1998 Confucian practices and Chinese identity were severely repressed under the Indonesian New Order regime, so these materials were hidden away in the corners of dark and humid storage rooms to avoid state confiscation. Due to climate conditions, biological pests, and lack of appropriate storage facilities, the collection was in great danger and in urgent need of preservation. These projects are parts of a larger effort to identify materials in all known collections belonging to temples and private collections in four cities: Jakarta/Tangerang, Bandung, Solo, and Pontianak, where the Confucian communities during the period of 1900s to 1940s were vibrant. The first project consists of about 5,000 pages scanned from the collections of the Boen Bio temple and three other private collections in Surabaya. The second digitizes about 12,500 pages from the collection of the Hok An Kiong temple in Muntilan. Each project has been done in collaboration with other scholars and the temple communities who are interested in preserving the precious documents and history of the Chinese-Indonesians. For the second project, Evi Sutrisno would like to thank Sutrisno Murtiyoso of Tarumanegara University, Jakarta, Endy Saputro of State College for Islamic Studies, Surakarta and Elizabeth Chandra of Keio University, Tokyo for their supports and collaborations. Thanks also to Laurie Sears for her decision to provide funding. For further description of the project and the importance of the materials preserved, see: Evi Sutrisno. Forgotten Confucian Periodicals in Indonesia, CORMOSEA Bulletin, no 34 (Summer 2016): 8-14.

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