Anti-Chinese Violence in Indonesia, 1996–1999

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Although people of Chinese descent constitute less than 3 per cent of the population in Indonesia, Chinese Indonesians dominate private business and play a vital role in the country’s economy. In this first book length study of anti-Chinese hostility in contemporary Indonesia, Jemma Purdey undertakes a close analysis of the main incidents of violence during the transitional period between 1996 and 1999, which led to an unprecedented process of national reflection.

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Although people of Chinese descent constitute less than 3 per cent of the population in Indonesia, Chinese Indonesians dominate private business and play a vital role in the country’s economy. In this first book length study of anti-Chinese hostility in contemporary Indonesia, Jemma Purdey undertakes a close analysis of the main incidents of violence during the transitional period between 1996 and 1999, which led to an unprecedented process of national reflection.

 

Publisher: NUS Press

Paperback

2006

ISBN: 9789971693329