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Chinese Indonesians in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Democratisation and Ethnic Minorities

Wu-Ling Chong


This book examines the complex situation of ethnic Chinese Indonesians in post-Suharto Indonesia, focusing on Chinese in two of the largest Indonesian cities, Medan and Surabaya. The fall of Suharto in May 1998 led to the opening up of a democratic and liberal space to include a diversity of political actors and ideals in the political process. However, due to the absence of an effective, genuinely reformist party or political coalition, predatory politico-business interests nurtured under the New Order managed to capture the new political and economic regimes. As a result, corruption and inte ... More

Keywords: Chinese Indonesians, post-Suharto Indonesia, Giddens, structure-agency, Bourdieu, habitus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9789888455997
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888455997.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wu-Ling Chong, author
The University of Malaya

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