Stories About ‘History’

The following stories talk about the subject ‘History’.

Jakarta People & Cultures

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008, by . 4 Comments

A Betawi figure worries that many immigrants to Jakarta are too narrow in their cultural perspective.


May 1998 Jakarta Riots

Friday, May 16th, 2008, by . 137 Comments

Spew looks back on the May 1998 riots and the issues of mass rapes, anti-Chinese sentiment, and how the rioters came to be judged.


Islamic Syncretism Examples

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008, by . 30 Comments

Sunan Bonang How many men taught the Javanese their Islam, how far they succeeded and whether the Javanese are really just heathens.


Classic Literature Reading Lists

Monday, May 5th, 2008, by . 14 Comments

Spew says Indonesians are being denied much of the country's greatest literature, for political reasons.


Islamic-Western Civilization

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008, by . 23 Comments

FaturFatkhuri says Muslim and Christian civilization have much in common.


Hello Dolly! – In Praise of Lokalisasi

Friday, April 18th, 2008, by . 39 Comments

Timdog enthuses over the brothel district of "Dolly" in Surabaya.


Territorial Claims & Rights

Friday, April 11th, 2008, by . 34 Comments

Dewaratugedeanom asks what gives countries the rights to make territorial claims.


Communist Victory

Monday, February 4th, 2008, by . 32 Comments

What if the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) had taken over in 1965.


Anti Communist Massacres

Friday, January 25th, 2008, by . 69 Comments

The nature of the massacres of 1965-66.


Suharto & the People

Friday, January 18th, 2008, by . 88 Comments

Suharto: Let the People Speak, Please Help Indonesia Matters do an informal poll.


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