Pribumi Indonesians, the Chinese Minority and China: A Study of Perceptions and Policies
About the publication
This study analyses pribumi (indigenous Indonesian) perceptions of the Chinese minority and asks how these perceptions, modified by economic and political constraints, manifest themselves in government policies towards this "trading minority" and towards China. It covers the period from 1949, when Indonesia became a sovereign state, to 1975 when the New Order Government abolished Special National Schools for the Chinese. This second edition has been updated by the addition of a postscript concerning post-1975 developments.