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Contemporary Literature from the Chinese 'Diaspora' in Indonesia

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Allen, PM, Contemporary Literature from the Chinese 'Diaspora' in Indonesia, Asian Ethnicity, 4, (3) pp. 383-401. ISSN 1463-1369 (2003) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1080/1343900032000117213

Abstract

Since the fall of Suharto a number of Chinese Indonesian writers have begun to write as Chinese Indonesians, some using their Chinese names, some writing in Mandarin. New literary activities include the gathering, publishing and translating (from Mandarin) of short stories and poetry by Chinese Indonesians. Pribumi Indonesians too have privileged Chinese ethnicity in their works in new and compelling ways. To date, little of this new Chinese Indonesian literary activity has been documented or evaluated in English. This paper begins to fill that gap by examining the ways in which recent literary works by and about Chinese Indonesians give expression to their ethnic identity.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Chinese, Indonesia, literature, post-Suharto
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Race and Ethnic Relations
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Languages and Literature
Author:Allen, PM (Associate Professor Pamela Allen)
ID Code:26894
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Asian Languages and Studies
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2010-05-27
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