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Contemporary literature from the Chinese 'diaspora' in Indonesia
Allen, PM (2003) Contemporary literature from the Chinese 'diaspora' in Indonesia. Asian Ethnicity, 4 (3). pp. 383-399. ISSN 1463-1369
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Since the fall of Suharto a number of Chinese-Indonesian writers have begun to write as Chinese-Indonesians, some using their Chinese names, some writing in Mandarin. New literary activities include the gathering, publishing and translating (from Mandarin) of short stories and poetry by Chinese-Indonesians. Pribumi Indonesians too have privileged Chinese ethnicity in their works in new and compelling ways. To date little of this new Chinese-Indonesian literary activity has been documented or evaluated in English. This paper begins to fill that gap by examining the ways in which recent literary works by and about Chinese-Indonesians give expression to their ethnic identity.
|Keywords:||Chinese, Indonesia, literature, post-Suharto|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Asian Ethnicity|
|Page Range:||pp. 383-399|
|Identification Number - DOI:||10.1080/1343900032000117213|
|Additional Information:||Definitive version available online at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/caet/2003/00000004/00000003/art00007|
|Date Deposited:||02 May 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 03:14|
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