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

Author: Wu-Ling Chong
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, Hong Kong [China] : Hong Kong University Press, 2019 [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Selfish, obscenely rich, insular, and opportunistic these remain how Chinese minorities in Indonesia are perceived by the indigenous population. However, far from being passive victims of discrimination and marginalisation, Chong presents a forceful case in which Chinese Indonesians possess the agency to shape their future in the country, particularly in the changing political, business, and socio-cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wu-Ling Chong
ISBN: 9789888455508 9888455508
OCLC Number: 1082874418
Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (ix, 244 pages)) : color illustrations
Contents: Contemplating the role of the ethnic Chinese : ethnic politics, criminality, and civil society in post-Suharto Indonesia --
part one. 'Pariah' ethnic minorities and democratization. A short history of the ethnic Chinese in Indonesia : creating a 'pariah' class --
Democratisation and ethnic minorities : a look at Indonesia's democratisation and the ethnic Chinese --
part two. Civil society, business, and politics : the ambivalent position of the Chinese in post-Suharto Indonesia. Opening up the Chinese socio-cultural sphere : the ambivalence of increasing visibility --
Local ethnic Chinese business --
Electoral politics and the Chinese in post-Suharto Indonesia --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Wu-Ling Chong.

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Selfish, obscenely rich, insular, and opportunistic these remain how Chinese minorities in Indonesia are perceived by the indigenous population. However, far from being passive victims of discrimination and marginalisation, Chong presents a forceful case in which Chinese Indonesians possess the agency to shape their future in the country, particularly in the changing political, business, and socio-cultural environment after the fall of Suharto. While a lack of good governance that promotes the rule of law and accountability allows or even encourages some Chinese to maintain the status quo by perpetuating corrupt business practices inherited from Suharto's New Order regime, there are other Chinese Indonesians who make full use of the democratic space opened up under the new administrations, acting as agents of reform by participating in electoral politics and establishing inter-ethnic socio-cultural organisations. Building on Anthony Giddens's structure-agency theory and Pierre Bourdieu's notions of habitus and field, Chong shows that the Chinese minorities have played an active role in the democratic process, even though they continue to occupy an ambivalent position in Indonesia. The Chinese Indonesians' diverse strategies to safeguard their personal interests and cultural identities make a stimulating case study of what an ethnic minority could do to make a difference.

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