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The Nationalist Quest for an Indonesian Past

Reid, Anthony


This symposium has constantly reminded us that perceptions of the future and the past are interdependent. Modern nationalisms have been no exception in their synchronic reassessments of history and national destiny. What does surprise is the relative slowness of Indonesian nationalism to develop this reassessment into a complete history. Not until the period of Japanese military rule did a substantial national history by an Indonesian appear in the form of Sanusi Pane's Sedjarah...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1979
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Perceptions of the past in Southeast Asia
Access Rights: Open Access


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