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Author: Jemma (Elizabeth) Purdey

Title: Anti-Chinese Violence in Indonesia, 1996-1999

Subtitle: -

Place: Honolulu

Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press

Year: 2006

Pages: xvi + 300pp.

Series: ASAA Southeast Asian Publications Series

ISBN-10: 0824830571 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

ISBN-13: 9780824830571 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Indonesian History


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Description: »In this first book-length study of anti-Chinese hostility during the collapse of Suharto’s regime, Jemma Purdey presents a close analysis of the main incidents of violence during the transitional period between 1996 and 1999, and the unprecedented process of national reflection that ensued. While ethnicity and prejudice are central to the explanation put forward, Purdey concludes that politics, economics, and religion offer additional keys to understanding why such outbreaks occurred.« (Source: University of Hawai'i Press)

Editions: Purdey, Jemma. Anti-Chinese Violence in Indonesia, 1996-1999. Singapore 2005.


Barr, M.D. Australian Journal of Politics & History 53(1) (March 2007): 162-163. – Full Text: Wiley Online Library (Restricted Access)

Sensenig, Victor J. Journal of East Asian Studies 8(3) (September-December 2008): 517-520. – Full Text: JSTOR (Restricted Access)

Wilson, Ian. Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies 43(3) (2007). – Full Text: Taylor & Francis Online (Restricted Access)

Thesis: Purdey, Jemma. Anti-Chinese Violence in Indonesia, 1996-1999. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Melbourne, 2002.

Wikipedia: History of Indonesia: Discrimination against Chinese Indonesians May 1998 riots of Indonesia