The Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War

Written by an international team of researchers the Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War presents a well-balanced view on the political, socio-economic and cultural developments in Indonesia in and around the complex period of ...



Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004190177

Category: Social Science

Page: 740

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Written by an international team of researchers the Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War presents a well-balanced view on the political, socio-economic and cultural developments in Indonesia in and around the complex period of Second World War. Choice’s Outstanding Academic Title 2010.

War Crimes in Japan Occupied Indonesia

Post et al., Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War, 184–97. 9. W. E. Johns and R. A. Kelly, No Surrender: The Story of William E. Johns, dsm, Chief Ordnance Artificer, and How He Survived after the Sinking of the hms Exeter in ...


Author: J. Kevin Baird

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781612346441

Category: History

Page: 328

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"An examination of the execution of a prominent Indonesian scientist during the Japanese occupation of Indonesia in the Pacific War"--

Post War Borneo 1945 1950

See Ooi Keat Gin, 'Kaigun Tokubetsu Keisatsutai (Navy Special Police Unit)', in The Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War, edited by Peter Post et al. (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2010), pp. 523-4. See Nihon Kenyu Kai, ed., ...


Author: Ooi Keat Gin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134058105

Category: History

Page: 224

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This book examines Borneo, both British Borneo – Brunei, Sarawak and North Borneo – and Dutch Borneo in the period 1945-1950. Borneo then was at the crossroads. Following the Japanese Occupation, the likely future status of the various Bornean territories was not at all clear, and the book discusses the various factions and powers, both local and international, who were contending for control in this period. It examines the effects of the Japanese surrender, the impact of the subsequent interregnum and Australian and British military administrations, the reassertion of Dutch control, the struggle for Indonesian independence, and movements for local autonomy, reassertion of ethnic rights, interests and identity. It charts developments throughout this volatile and uncertain period, up to the point at which the newly independent Republic of Indonesia emerged and a more settled period began.

Young Soeharto

In The Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War, edited by Peter Post, William H. Frederick, Iris Heidebrink and Shigeru Sato. Leiden: Brill, 2010. Poeze, Harry A. “Political Intelligence in the Netherlands Indies”.


Author: David Jenkins

Publisher: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

ISBN: 9789814881012

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 548

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When a reluctant President Sukarno gave Lt Gen Soeharto full executive authority in March 1966, Indonesia was a deeply divided nation, fractured along ideological, class, religious and ethnic lines. Soeharto took a country in chaos, the largest in Southeast Asia, and transformed it into one of the “Asian miracle” economies—only to leave it back on the brink of ruin when he was forced from office thirty-two years later. Drawing on his astonishing range of interviews with leading Indonesian generals, former Imperial Japanese Army officers and men who served in the Dutch colonial army, as well as years of patient research in Dutch, Japanese, British, Indonesian and US archives, David Jenkins brings vividly to life the story of how a socially reticent but exceptionally determined young man from rural Java began his rise to power—an ascent which would be capped by thirty years (1968–98) as President of Indonesia, the fourth most populous nation on earth. Soeharto was one of Asia’s most brutal, most durable, most avaricious and most successful dictators. In the course of examining those aspects of his character, this book provides an accessible, highly readable introduction to the complex, but dramatic and utterly absorbing, social, political, religious, economic and military factors that have shaped, and which continue to shape, Indonesia.

World War II and Southeast Asia

Cribb, Robert, 'Institutions', in Peter Post et al., eds., The encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (Leiden: Brill, 2009), pp. 102–13. Crosby, Josiah, 'Observations on a post-war settlement in South-East Asia', ...


Author: Gregg Huff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108916080

Category: History


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From December 1941, Japan, as part of its plan to build an East Asian empire and secure oil supplies essential for war in the Pacific, swiftly took control of Southeast Asia. Japanese occupation had a devastating economic impact on the region. Japan imposed country and later regional autarky on Southeast Asia, dictated that the region finance its own occupation, and sent almost no consumer goods. GDP fell by half everywhere in Southeast Asia except Thailand. Famine and forced labour accounted for most of the 4.4 million Southeast Asian civilian deaths under Japanese occupation. In this ground-breaking new study, Gregg Huff provides the first comprehensive account of the economies and societies of Southeast Asia during the 1941-1945 Japanese occupation. Drawing on materials from 25 archives over three continents, his economic, social and historical analysis presents a new understanding of Southeast Asian history and development before, during and after the Pacific War.

Minority Stages

Sino-Indonesian Performance and Public Display Josh Stenberg ... “Islam, the Chinese, and Indonesian Historiography—A Review Article. ... In The Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War, edited by Peter Post et al., 327–334.


Author: Josh Stenberg

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824880279

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

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Minority Stages: Sino-Indonesian Performance and Public Display offers intriguing new perspectives on historical and contemporary Sino-Indonesian performance. For the first time in a major study, this community’s diverse performance practices are brought together as a family of genres. Combining fieldwork with evidence from Indonesian, Chinese, and Dutch primary and secondary sources, Josh Stenberg takes a close look at Chinese Indonesian self-representation, covering genres from the Dutch colonial period to the present day. From glove puppets of Chinese origin in East Java and Hakka religious processions in West Kalimantan, to wartime political theatre on Sumatra and contemporary Sino-Sundanese choirs and dance groups in Bandung, this book takes readers on a tour of hybrid and diverse expressions of identity, tracing the stories and strategies of minority self-representation over time. Each performance form is placed in its social and historical context, highlighting how Sino-Indonesian groups and individuals have represented themselves locally and nationally to the archipelago’s majority population as well as to Indonesian state power. In the last twenty years, the long political suppression of manifestations of Chinese culture in Indonesia has lifted, and a wealth of evidence now coming to light shows how Sino-Indonesians have long been an integral part of Indonesian culture, including the performing arts. Valorizing that contribution challenges essentialist readings of ethnicity or minority, complicates the profile of a group that is often considered solely in socioeconomic terms, and enriches the understanding of Indonesian culture, Southeast Asian Chinese identities, and transnational cultural exchanges. Minority Stages helps counter the dangerous either/or thinking that is a mainstay of ethnic essentialism in general and of Chinese and Indonesian nationalisms in particular, by showing the fluidity and adaptability of Sino-Indonesian identity as expressed in performance and public display.

War Crimes Trials in the Netherlands East Indies

Japan, Indonesia and the War: Myths and Realities (KITLV Press 1997). Post, Peter et al. (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (Brill 2010). Reel, A. Frank, The Case of General Yamashita (Octagon Books 1971).


Author: Fred L. Borch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198777168

Category: Law

Page: 270

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From 1946 to 1949, the Dutch prosecuted more than 1000 Japanese soldiers and civilians for war crimes committed during the occupation of the Netherlands East Indies during World War II. They also prosecuted a small number of Dutch citizens for collaborating with their Japanese occupiers. The war crimes committed by the Japanese against military personnel and civilians in the East Indies were horrific, and included mass murder, murder, torture, mistreatment of prisoners of war, and enforced prostitution. Beginning in 1946, the Dutch convened military tribunals in various locations in the East Indies to hear the evidence of these atrocities and imposed sentences ranging from months and years to death; some 25 percent of those convicted were executed for their crimes. The difficulty arising out of gathering evidence and conducting the trials was exacerbated by the on-going guerrilla war between Dutch authorities and Indonesian revolutionaries and in fact the trials ended abruptly in 1949 when 300 years of Dutch colonial rule ended and Indonesia gained its independence. Until the author began examining and analysing the records of trial from these cases, no English language scholar had published a comprehensive study of these war crimes trials. While the author looks at the war crimes prosecutions of the Japanese in detail this book also breaks new ground in exploring the prosecutions of Dutch citizens alleged to have collaborated with their Japanese occupiers. Anyone with a general interest in World War II and the war in the Pacific, or a specific interest in war crimes and international law, will be interested in this book.

Civil Military Relations in Indonesia

The Politics of Military Operations Other Than War Muhamad Haripin ... The Politics of Military Reform in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Elite Conflict, Nationalism, and Institutional ... The Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War.


Author: Muhamad Haripin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000691436

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

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This book examines military operations other than war (MOOTW) of the Indonesian military in the post-Suharto period and argues that the twin development of democratic consolidation, marked by ‘stable’ civil–military relations from 2004 to 2014 under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s presidency, and internationalization of the military have not yet entirely de-politicized the armed forces. This book shows how peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and counter-terror missions have been reinvented by the Indonesian military (Tentara Nasional Indonesia, TNI) to adhere to its politico-institutional interests rather than to divert military attention from politics. In contrast with conventional arguments about the rationale of MOOTW in promoting military professionalism, this book provides the first critical analysis of the development of these missions and correlates them with TNI’s concerted effort to preserve territorial command structure – a military network that parallels the civilian bureaucracy down to the village level. The book argues that the military in Indonesia remains domestically political amidst high intensity of international activism. A detailed investigation of civil–military relations in Indonesia, this book will be of interest to scholars in the fields of Southeast Asian studies and Asian politics, and more generally to those interested in civil–military relations, military politics, and MOOTW.

Gender Violence and Power in Indonesia

In The Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War, edited by Peter Post, William H. Frederick, Iris Heidebrink, Shigeru Sato, William Bradley Horton, and Didi Kwartanada, 197–200. Leiden and Boston: Brill. Soh, Sarah Chunghee. 2008.


Author: Katharine McGregor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000050387

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This book uses an interdisciplinary approach to chart how various forms of violence – domestic, military, legal and political – are not separate instances of violence, but rather embedded in structural inequalities brought about by colonialism, occupation and state violence. The book explores both case studies of individuals and of groups to examine experiences of violence within the context of gender and structures of power in modern Indonesian history and Indonesia-related diasporas. It argues that gendered violence is particularly important to consider in this region because of its complex history of armed conflict and authoritarian rule, the diversity of people that have been affected by violence, as well as the complexity of the religious and cultural communities involved. The book focuses in particular on textual narratives of violence, visualisations of violence, commemorations of violence and the politics of care.

Chinese Indonesians and Regime Change

Journal of AsiaPacific Studies (Waseda University), no. 13, October 2009: 49–66. Post, Peter et al. 2010. The Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (Leiden and Boston: Brill). Sato, Shigeru. 1994. War, Nationalism and Peasant: ...


Author: Marleen Dieleman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004191228

Category: History

Page: 248

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By taking regime change as its main theme this book offers a new perspective on the multiple roles that Chinese Indonesians played in terms of shaping, moderating, and stimulating social change in Indonesia.