The Thugs, the Curtain Thief, and the Sugar Lord: Power, Politics, and Culture in Colonial Java

The Thugs, the Curtain Thief, and the Sugar Lord: Power, Politics, and Culture in Colonial JavaFor a book written by an Indonesian historian, who earned his PhD on history from Yale, it doesn't disappoints. The most important aspect of this book got to be the author's serious argument that there are many falsehoods and oversimplification in the writings of Indonesian history, and that its versions change with every new regime, in the name of ideology. For example, he argued that Dutch colonial period taught in school, which lasted for 350 years, is a myth. Dutch's annexation of Bali, for example, only happened in early 1900s and was more of an occupation rather than colonialism. When the Dutch arrived in Bantam in 1596, it wasn't a straighton colonialism but the Dutch arrived in the busy and vibrant port as just one of the many foreign merchants along side the English, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabs, Indians, and many other "Indonesian foreigners" from different parts of the archipelago.

Just like any other tales in history, oftentimes there's no clear distinction between the heroes and the bad guys, and this book tries to portray that rather than demonised the Dutch for nationalism's sake and burying the complicated truth. With this approach, he wrote the main subjects of the book through a critical historian's point of view, and he clearly understands inside out the complex political, economic and social structure of Javanese society in the late 1800s. He then elaborates in detail on how the Dutch play out the local politics to divide and eventually conquer Java, ruining the courts, left the princes in dire poverty, made the people despise the royalty, and became the successor of the kingdom of Mataram.

However, it's noteworthy that Mataram attacked the Dutch first in Batavia, not because Mataram tried to get rid of the colonial power but because Mataram wanted to expand their kingdom. And they actually became allies against maritime powers like Banten (trading rivals for Batavia and rivals for power and influence for Mataram), with Mataram supplied Batavia with rice and labour in return for financial and political support from the Dutch. The Dutch only began to interfere in Mataram's and interior of Java's politics in 1678, when the kingdom of Mataram faced an internal conflict (described in detail in the book, as complicated as any stories from the Roman Empire).

The book also covers how the Dutch eventually run their Indonesian colony, with its daytoday business, social structures, rules, regulations, and the segregation of different ethic and religious groups down to their strict dress code to prevent unity among the colonised subjects (the roots of apartheid). It also has a special chapter that emphasise the vital (but difficult) role of the ChineseIndonesian in building the Indonesian capitalism system. And provided the most detailed context on what created wealthy people and at the same time what caused rampant corruption in the VOC, which strikingly resemble the politicallyconnected business environment in presentday Indonesia.

All in all it is a masterpiece, a serious body of work, that challenges us to unlearn most of the doctrines we learned in school and began to see our history in a more objective way. And it is a book that explains the root cause of events that has shaped the Dutch colony, and provide us with better understanding on contemporary Indonesia. A must read for anyone interested in Indonesia and in how colonies are run. Highly recommended. I read Bahasa version. Les Thugs Couter Sur Deezer Musique En Streaming Les Thugs Coutez Les Thugs Sur Deezer Avec Deezer, Musique En Streaming, Dcouvrez Plus Demillions De Titres, Crez Vos Propres Playlists, Tlchargez Thug WikipdiaThe Thugs Wikipedia The Thugs Was A Professional Wrestling Tag Team That Consisted Of The Dirty White Boy Tony Anthony And Tracy SmothersThe Team Wrestled In Smoky Mountain WrestlingIt Debuted On March ,and Existed Until SMW S Final Show Held On November ,the Thugs Traduction En Franais Exemples AnglaisTraductions En Contexte De The Thugs En Anglais Franais Avec Reverso Context In , The Thugs Left Closer To Join The English Label Vinyl Solution LES THUGS Waiting OFFICIAL VIDEO YouTube Les Thugs OctFrench Tv M Fanzine Interview Live Duration Dimitroy Paneuropean , Views Noir Dsir Tostaky Live Les Vieilles CharruesDurationThuggee Wikipedia Thuggee UK I , US I Refers To The Acts Of Thugs, Are An Organised Gang Of Professional Robbers And MurderersThe English Word Thug Traces Its Roots To The Hindi Hag , Which Means Swindler Or DeceiverRelated Words Are The Verb Thugna To Deceive , From The Sanskrit Sthaga Cunning, Sly, Fraudulent AndThugs Definition Of Thugs By The Free Dictionary Thugs Synonyms, Thugs Pronunciation, Thugs Translation, English Dictionary Definition Of Thugs NA Cutthroat Or Ruffian A Hoodlumalso Thug One Of A Group Of Professional Criminals, Devotees Of Kali, Who Robbed And Murdered Travelers In Thug English French Dictionary WordReference The Police Arrested A Gang Of Thugs Last Week La Police A Arrt Une Bande De Voyous La Semaine Dernire Thug N Noun Refers To Person, Place, Thing, Quality, Etc Brute Voyou Nm Nom Masculin S Utilise Avec Les Articles Le, L Devant Une Voyelle Ou Un H Muet , Un Ex Garon Coveteur Inside Closets, Fashion, Beauty, Health, Coveteur Gives A Look Inside Untapped Territory Think Closets, Homes, Backstage, Archives And, Like, Everywhere In Between Thank Us Later

Onghokham (Ong Hok Ham) adalah seorang sejarawan dan cendekiawan Indonesia. Ia sering menulis pada kolom sejarah di majalah Tempo. Kumpulan tulisannya di majalah ini selama tahun 1976-2001 diterbitkan pada tahun 2002 dengan judul Wahyu yang Hilang, Negeri yang Guncang.

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    Just like any other tales in history, oftentimes there's no clear distinction between the heroes and the bad guys, and this book tries to portray that rather than demonised the Dutch for nationalism's sake and burying the complicated truth. With this approach, he wrote the main subjects of the book through a critical historian's point of view, and he clearly understands inside out the complex political, economic and social structure of Javanese society in the late 1800s. He then elaborates in detail on how the Dutch play out the local politics to divide and eventually conquer Java, ruining the courts, left the princes in dire poverty, made the people despise the royalty, and became the successor of the kingdom of Mataram.

    However, it's noteworthy that Mataram attacked the Dutch first in Batavia, not because Mataram tried to get rid of the colonial power but because Mataram wanted to expand their kingdom. And they actually became allies against maritime powers like Banten (trading rivals for Batavia and rivals for power and influence for Mataram), with Mataram supplied Batavia with rice and labour in return for financial and political support from the Dutch. The Dutch only began to interfere in Mataram's and interior of Java's politics in 1678, when the kingdom of Mataram faced an internal conflict (described in detail in the book, as complicated as any stories from the Roman Empire).

    The book also covers how the Dutch eventually run their Indonesian colony, with its daytoday business, social structures, rules, regulations, and the segregation of different ethic and religious groups down to their strict dress code to prevent unity among the colonised subjects (the roots of apartheid). It also has a special chapter that emphasise the vital (but difficult) role of the ChineseIndonesian in building the Indonesian capitalism system. And provided the most detailed context on what created wealthy people and at the same time what caused rampant corruption in the VOC, which strikingly resemble the politicallyconnected business environment in presentday Indonesia.

    All in all it is a masterpiece, a serious body of work, that challenges us to unlearn most of the doctrines we learned in school and began to see our history in a more objective way. And it is a book that explains the root cause of events that has shaped the Dutch colony, and provide us with better understanding on contemporary Indonesia. A must read for anyone interested in Indonesia and in how colonies are run. Highly recommended. I read Bahasa version. Les Thugs Couter Sur Deezer Musique En Streaming Les Thugs Coutez Les Thugs Sur Deezer Avec Deezer, Musique En Streaming, Dcouvrez Plus Demillions De Titres, Crez Vos Propres Playlists, Tlchargez Thug WikipdiaThe Thugs Wikipedia The Thugs Was A Professional Wrestling Tag Team That Consisted Of The Dirty White Boy Tony Anthony And Tracy SmothersThe Team Wrestled In Smoky Mountain WrestlingIt Debuted On March ,and Existed Until SMW S Final Show Held On November ,the Thugs Traduction En Franais Exemples AnglaisTraductions En Contexte De The Thugs En Anglais Franais Avec Reverso Context In , The Thugs Left Closer To Join The English Label Vinyl Solution LES THUGS Waiting OFFICIAL VIDEO YouTube Les Thugs OctFrench Tv M Fanzine Interview Live Duration Dimitroy Paneuropean , Views Noir Dsir Tostaky Live Les Vieilles CharruesDurationThuggee Wikipedia Thuggee UK I , US I Refers To The Acts Of Thugs, Are An Organised Gang Of Professional Robbers And MurderersThe English Word Thug Traces Its Roots To The Hindi Hag , Which Means Swindler Or DeceiverRelated Words Are The Verb Thugna To Deceive , From The Sanskrit Sthaga Cunning, Sly, Fraudulent AndThugs Definition Of Thugs By The Free Dictionary Thugs Synonyms, Thugs Pronunciation, Thugs Translation, English Dictionary Definition Of Thugs NA Cutthroat Or Ruffian A Hoodlumalso Thug One Of A Group Of Professional Criminals, Devotees Of Kali, Who Robbed And Murdered Travelers In Thug English French Dictionary WordReference The Police Arrested A Gang Of Thugs Last Week La Police A Arrt Une Bande De Voyous La Semaine Dernire Thug N Noun Refers To Person, Place, Thing, Quality, Etc Brute Voyou Nm Nom Masculin S Utilise Avec Les Articles Le, L Devant Une Voyelle Ou Un H Muet , Un Ex Garon Coveteur Inside Closets, Fashion, Beauty, Health, Coveteur Gives A Look Inside Untapped Territory Think Closets, Homes, Backstage, Archives And, Like, Everywhere In Between Thank Us Later "/>
  • Paperback
  • 338 pages
  • The Thugs, the Curtain Thief, and the Sugar Lord: Power, Politics, and Culture in Colonial Java
  • Onghokham
  • English
  • 05 April 2017
  • 9789793019116

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