Dedicated to George McT. Kahin, this collection examines the genesis and evolution of the modern Indonesian nation-state. Essay topics range from the nation's imaginative conception to the Suharto government's political and financial infrastructure. Contributors include F.P. Bunnell, R. McVey, T. Shiraishi, and B. R. O'G. Anderson.
"The concerns of the contributors to this volume vary considerably but each illuminates aspects of Indonesian development during the twentieth century. The wide range of their interests matches those of George Kahin.... It is a fitting way of acknowledging his contribution to Indonesian studies."
Journal of Asian Studies
"Provides valuable additions to our understanding of... Indonesian nationalism."