Issue 38
Welcome to Issue 38 - second issue for 2003. Despite setbacks and recession in education (see David Hill's hard hitting critique of the bleeding of Indonesian Studies in Australia), international tension and the whiff of apartheid in Australian immigration policy, there is a great deal of activity in Indonesian Studies in Australia, several exciting conferences and even some promise of improved funding for languages study via MCEETYA. When we in Australia start feeling sorry for ourselves, we might remember the misery of so many and the endless political quagmire in Indonesia.

The proceedings of ASILE conferences and other articles will be posted on the WACANA e-journal
Editors:
Harry Aveling, Latrobe U

Phillip Mahnken, Sunshine Coast

 
The Indonesian Studies Newsletter
of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)

Issue 38 May - August 2003

  • FLAGS, HEROISM AND TEARS: An Australian teacher's view of Nationalism in Java
  • Peace_Brigades International - Indonesia Project
  • Chris Keating - setahun di Solo
  • Beginning Indonesian by Self Instruction on CD and DVD
  • Inside Indonesia call for articles
  • Indonesian Essay Competition, Queensland
  • Sari P. Setiogi: Contraceptive users down,birth control endangered
  • Aceh Under Fire Public Forum, Melbourne, 18 July 2003
  • Maximizing Australia's Asia Knowledge: Repositioning and Renewal of a National Asset, 2002 [ASAA 2002 report by John Fitzgerald, Robin Jeffrey, Karma Maclean and Tessa Morris-Suzuki, PDF format.] Also visit the ASAA site and explore
  • A core sample of Indonesian society and culture from the Jakarta Post 18-7-2003: an ancient myth melds with the myth of Sukarno and the PKI and a sad old dancing lady, 4000 year old archeological remains unearthed, the army is killing GAM and paying off its boys who "fought" in East Timor, while a billion rupiah is spent to ensure the upcoming DPR session doesn't get bombed. Enthralling reading.
  • Very brief Indonesian article from SOLOPOS re US Ambassador and military aid
  • Internation Crisis Group report on Aceh: How Not to Win Hearts and Minds
  • ICG Report: "Indonesia Matters: Diversity, Unity and Stability in Fragile Times" Preface by Gareth Evans
  • Indonesian Market Day, Brisbane
  • Jakarta Post article about Pam Allen and teaching Indonesian through literature
  • CSEAS Seminar on The 1928 Indonesian Women's Congress Monash 31 July Susan Blackburn
  • Megawati and Political Islam Arief Budiman in Sydney 15 August 2003
  • Soedarpo Sastrosatomo biography
  • Lectureship: 19th and 20th century Southeast Asian History
  • ACICIS Student Security in Indonesia
  • Neglected neighbour by David Hill - hard hitting critique of the bleeding of Indonesian Studies in Australia
  • Australian Volunteers International - in Indonesia
  • ICG Report: Jemaah Islamiyah in South East Asia: Damaged but Still Dangerous (26 August 2003) ICG Report: Jemaah Islamiyah in South East Asia: Damaged but Still Dangerous (26 August 2003)
  • Your views and news, please.