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Chinese Indonesians in Post-Suharto IndonesiaDemocratisation and Ethnic Minorities$
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Wu-Ling Chong

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9789888455997

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888455997.001.0001

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Chinese Indonesians in Post-Suharto Indonesia
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Wu-Ling Chong

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888455997.003.0007

This chapter provides an analysis and summary of the active role of ethnic Chinese in reproducing and perpetuating their ambivalent position as well as in shaping Indonesia’s political, business, and socio-cultural environment in the post-Suharto era. The chapter also suggests that studying the Chinese in Indonesia may direct us to rethink the effect of democratisation on ethnic minorities and the role that those minorities may have in how transformative democratisation can be both for their situation and the betterment of the wider society. Effective enforcement of the rule of law as well as an education system that promotes inter-ethnic understanding and solidarity could promote more open- and reform-minded people, including those from resented, economically dominant minorities, such as the Chinese in Indonesia.

Keywords:   Chinese Indonesians, post-Suharto Indonesia, democratisation, ethnic minorities

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