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The last days of President Suharto

Author: Edward Aspinall; Geert Arend van Klinken; Herbert Feith
Publisher: Clayton, Australia : Monash Assia Institute, 1999.
Series: Monash papers on Southeast Asia, no. 49.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When President Suharto resigned on 21 May 1998, amidst widespread protest and a shocking economic collapse, it caught almost everyone by surprise. His resignation brought to a close three decades on which he had imprinted his reserved, strangely remote personality."--BOOK JACKET. "Some of the world's most experienced journalists and academic experts on Indonesia wrote about the spectacular last days of the leader  Read more...
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Last days of President Suharto.
Clayton, Australia : Monash Assia Institute, 1999
(OCoLC)606432345
Named Person: Soeharto; Soeharto; Suharto; Suharto.; Soeharto
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Aspinall; Geert Arend van Klinken; Herbert Feith
ISBN: 073261175X 9780732611750
OCLC Number: 40792361
Description: x, 171 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Edward Aspinall, Gerry van Klinken and Herb Feith --
The economic crash. A slow metamorphosis to liberal markets / Richard Robison. From go-go to yo-yo / Gerry van Klinken. Face-off in Jakarta: Suharto vs the IMF / David Bourchier. Capital offence / Mark Beeson. The Indonesian economy: the strange and sudden death of a tiger / Hal Hill --
The gathering of the storm: politics late 1997-April 1998. Suharto's endgame / Patrick Walters. Indonesia stagnates from the top / Harold Crouch. Update from Jakarta / Anita Harrison. Business as usual / Louise Williams. Suharto digs in with his all-crony cabinet / David Jenkins. Vanishing regime / David Jenkins. Cleansing the earth / Marshall Clark --
The storm breaks: the Trisakti incident and the riots. Why Indonesia had to explode / David Bourchier. Indonesia's unintentional martyrs: slayings of four students transformed a nation / Keith B. Richburg. The May riots / Gerry van Klinken. Ten days that shook Indonesia / Susan Berfield and Dewi Loveard. Exposing crimes against women / Dewi Anggraeni. Great escape / Rosemary Neill --
The last days. A regime in its death throes / Patrick Walters. Indonesia revolt was Net driven / David L. Marcus. Seven days in May that toppled a titan: back-room intrigue led to Suharto's fall / Keith B. Richburg. The week of living dangerously / Patrick Walters. How Suharto fell on his sword / David Jenkins. Changes put Suharto on outside, looking it / Peter Waldman and Raphael Pura. Our men in Jakarta / Allan Nairn. The morning after...Notes from the field / Loren Ryter --
The key players. Suharto: soldier of a fortune / R. E. Elson. The puppet master / Hamish McDonald. Suharto's composure / Angus McIntyre. Javanese king or classic dictator? / David Jenkins. Suharto Inc. / George Aditjondro. Ranks of victims will raise their voices for justice / Gerry van Klinken. Suharto, the man and his legacy / Pat Walsh. Habibie can't stay for long / Hal Hill. A suspect pedigree / Richard Robison. The waiting game / David Jenkins. Amien Rais: first in line is a risky place / Louise Williams --
Implications. Indonesia after Suharto / Edward Aspinall. Electoral system due for overhaul / David Bourchier. Roundabout of reform just another vicious circle / Harold Crouch. What chance democracy? / Edward Aspinall. Chance for independent unions after decades of state control / Vedi R. Hadiz. ABRI and civil society in the post-Suharto era / Marcus Mietzner. A just settlement for Timor / James Dunn. Ethnic Chinese and their skills are vital to Indonesia's recovery / Charles A. Coppel. The Indonesian lesson / Olle Tornquist. Heat on Jakarta generals / Don Greenlees --
Chronology / Edward Aspinall and Gerry van Klinken.
Series Title: Monash papers on Southeast Asia, no. 49.
Responsibility: edited by Edward Aspinall, Gerry van Klinken and Herb Feith.

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Brings together 47 articles written by academics and journalists which mostly appeared in English-language media during the last days of Suharto. Probing behind the television images of flames and  Read more...

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