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The ethnic Chinese in Indonesia and Malaysia: the challenge of political Islam


Chin, J and Tanasaldy, T, The ethnic Chinese in Indonesia and Malaysia: the challenge of political Islam, Asian Survey, 59, (6) pp. 959-977. ISSN 0004-4687 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1525/as.2019.59.6.959


In the late twentieth century, the Chinese communities in Indonesia and Malaysia were politically repressed. But recent events have prompted optimism that the Chinese communities in both countries could move forward and claim their rightful place as equal citizens. But while the Indonesian Chinese community appears to have made some headway, the situation in Malaysia has not improved, and in some ways, it is worse. We argue that institutional frameworks and political Islam are the main threats to political rights for the Chinese communities in both countries and that there are lessons to be learned from these neighboring nations.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Malaysia, Indonesia, political Islam, Chinese
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Government and politics of Asia and the Pacific
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Political systems
UTAS Author:Chin, J (Professor James Chin)
UTAS Author:Tanasaldy, T (Dr Taufiq Tanasaldy)
ID Code:136224
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-12-07
Last Modified:2020-04-29
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