Issue 29
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Phillip Mahnken, Sunshine Coast

The Indonesian Studies Newsletter

of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)

Issue 29 May-August 2000

  • ATELL is joining with the AFMLTA-CALL (the CALL special interest group of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations) to provide a new collaborative resource to support teachers and learners in the area of TELL. 
  • Evelyn Haupt in Semarang
  • Beginning Indonesian through Self-Instruction (BITSI) available in 3 CD's.

  • Thanks to Maree Peters for passing this on.
  • Malaysia's first independent movies website
  • ASAA conference to be held at the University of Melbourne from 3-5 July 2000. Timetable is now available (subject to minor changes) at the following web site: It is a very exciting program, please come and urge others to do so. Visit the conference website for details of registration, etc.
  • The Last Word on being Resident Director of the ACICIS program in Yogya during the last two momentous years. Thoughts in Indonesian teaching/learning in 2000 and beyond. David Reeve.
  • Teach in Indonesia program in Padang - Lesley Harbon.
  • The International Crisis group site posted an illuminating "plain language" report on Indonesia's Crisis: Chronic But Not Acute (31 May 2000) - also at a mirror site. It can be read online, printed out or downloaded as PDF
    . A 1999 report on Indonesia's Shaky Transition is also worth reading. Thanks to Harold Crouch and Charles Coppel for the tip on this.
  • History of Indonesia Website and History of the Reformasi Era and region by region pages by Charles Gimon. Good for students. Thanks to James Dickinson in Solo.
  • East Timor Language and Culture Course - Brisbane - from Jane Eaton
  • Sangkuriang artists' book preview and a Lecture on The Impact of Gus Dur: Indonesia, Australia and the Media by Pak Wimar Witoelar Indonesia's leading political commentator. Brisbane. July 7 5.15 pm.
  • Maluku crisis
  • GusDurnomics: An Inside View of Indonesia's Economic Turbulence Dr. Anggito Abimanyu in Melbourne July 12, 2000
  • Pramoedya in Australia via Robert cribb
  • Email Gus Dur and Mega
  • ACICIS Journalism Option _ Proposal
  • Industrial relations seminar
  • Greg Poulgrain on West Papua: Political Future
  • Borneo 2000 proceedings available
  • Ini Lho!
  • Balinese evening: Galungan, Kuningan and Merdeka! Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program 2000 Brisbane and Toowoomba with Bandung
  • Monash Indonesian by Distance Education

    Proceed to Issue 30

  • Older issues of the Newsletter can be downloaded from ANU Sept 96   April 1997  Nov 1997
    Issue 26 on web: July-Sept 1999 Issue 27 on web: Oct-Dec 1999, Issue 28 Jan-April 2000

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