Overseas Chinese Nationalism: The Genesis of the Pan-Chinese Movement in Indonesia, 1900-1916

Overseas Chinese Nationalism: The Genesis of the Pan-Chinese Movement in Indonesia, 1900-1916

Overseas Chinese Nationalism: The Genesis of the Pan-Chinese Movement in Indonesia, 1900-1916

Overseas Chinese Nationalism: The Genesis of the Pan-Chinese Movement in Indonesia, 1900-1916

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The bulk of the research for this book was conducted in Indonesia and the Netherlands from 1952 to 1954. In Jakarta the facilities of both the Bataviaasch Genootschap (Batavian Society) and the University of Indonesia, particularly its Sinological Department, were of great usefulness. Many individuals in that city, including Raden Mas Utoyo of Kementerian Dalam Negeri (Ministry of the Interior), Mr. Hsü Eng-hua, principal of the Tiong Hoa Hwe Koan high school, and Mr. Inio Beng Goat, editor of Keng Po, furnished invaluable advice and guidance. The writer was especially fortunate in benefiting from the unlimited graciousness of the late Mr. Chin P'in-san, an imperial degree holder under the last Chinese dynasty and for many years the outstanding representative of Confucian scholarship in Java.

Historical reasons led to the removal to Europe of most of the official documents pertaining to the subject under investigation. It was, therefore, necessary for the writer to spend the major portion of his first two years of research in the Netherlands and to return briefly to that country in 1957. The Dutch have a long tradition of scholarly interest in the Far East and, despite their altered political position in Southeast Asia, the interest continues. Miss Johanna Felhoen-Kraal of the Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (Royal Tropical Institute) in . . .

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