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A genocide that never was: explaining the myth of anti-Chinese massacres in Indonesia, 1965-66

Cribb, Robert; Coppel, Charles A


Many publications refer incorrectly to extensive massacres of Chinese in Indonesia in 1965�66. Approximately half a million people were killed in this period, but the victims were overwhelmingly members and associates of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI). Chinese Indonesians experienced serious harassment but relatively few were killed. The persistence of this myth is attributed to a trope dating back to the seventeenth century which equates the social position of Chinese in Indonesia with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Genocide Research
DOI: 10.1080/14623520903309503


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