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Black Clouds over the Isle of Gods: and Other Modern Indonesian Short Stories

Translated and Edited by David M. E. Roskies ARMONK, NEW YORK: M. E. SHARPE, 1997 223 PAGES The short story is “by far the favored prose form” in Indonesia, David M. E. Roskies tells us in the introduction to this collection (p. xiii). There he discusses also the dilemmas of translation, as well as the major historical events and conditions that inform these stories of the late twentieth century—the revolution for Indonesia’s independence, the 1965 coup and its cataclysmic aftermath, ...

Film Review Essay, Resources

Mini Dragons II

(Pt. 1) Indonesia (Pt.2) Malaysia (Pt.3) Thailand PRODUCED BY MARYLAND PUBLIC TELEVISION (MPT) PRODUCTION AND FILM AUSTRALIA DISTRIBUTED BY AMBROSE VIDEO PUBLISHING NEW YORK 1993. Three Southeast Asian countries with high rates of economic growth over the last decade, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, are the subjects of this series originally aired on television in one-hour segments. The filmmakers were concerned to show the trade-offs of rapid development in this region where indus...