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Flavors Of Indonesia: William Wongso's Culinary WondersFlavors Of Indonesia: William Wongso's Culinary Wonders by Wongso, William W.

The quintessential tastes of Indonesia are rich yet subtle, complex yet elegant. Each region of Indonesia is home to a distinctive cuisine, many of which trace back to the marvelous, abundant history of these islands. In this great nation, food is about creating a harmonious melange of diverse flavors, passions, beliefs, and traditions. Flavors of Indonesia is a beautifully illustrated Indonesian cookbook, culinary guide and cultural exploration that introduces readers to the specialties and characteristics of the world's largest archipelago. Celebrated chef and Indonesian TV personality William Wongso takes you on a journey through Indonesia, retracing the religious, architectural, and culinary history of Java as seen through the island's royal cuisine.

Cita Rasa Indonesia: Ekspresi Kuliner William WongsoCita Rasa Indonesia: Ekspresi Kuliner William Wongso by Wongso, William

Buku ini memperkenalkan keistimewaan dan kekhasan masakan daerah Indonesia sebagai negara kepulauan terbesar di dunia. Para pakar dan pecinta masakan, serta mereka yang menaruh perhatian, akan menghargai deskripsi detil tentang harta terpendam kuliner dari setiap daerah, yang dilengkapi latar belakang sejarahnya. William Wongso mengajak Anda berkelana ke antero Indonesia: dari Barat yang memikat hingga ke Timur yang misterius. Anda akan menelusuri kembali kejayaan kerajaan di pulau Jawa yang terlihat melalui ritual keagamaan, arsitektur dan kuliner melalui masakan di keratonnya. Kenali lebih dekat rempah-rempah tempo dulu dan bahan-bahan segar sambil blusukan di pasar-pasar tradisional Sumatra. Cicipi masakan seru Sulawesi dan nikmati pengalaman kuliner lainnya. Sebagaimana di negara-negara Asia Tenggara lainnya, beberapa makanan Indonesia yang paling lezat justru dijual di pinggir jalan atau gang-gang sempit. William Wongso berbagi kisah tentang makanan dan penganan jalanan yang harus dicicipi ini dalam bab khusus. Tak lupa ia mendeskripsikan bahan makanan dan rempah apa yang paling banyak digunakan di Indonesia.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2018 #08: The Rise And Decline Of Labour Militancy In BatamTrends In Southeast Asia 2018 #08: The Rise And Decline Of Labour Militancy In Batam by Lane, Max

Over the past two decades, trade union activity in Batam has been heavily influenced by regional demographics, employment conditions and the prevalent political scenario. Following the end of the New Order in 1998, the single state-authorized union was fragmented, giving rise to a number of new enterprise unions. Batam's young and diverse immigrant population, with no pre-existing loyalties to particular trade unions, made it a hotspot for industrial relations activities. After intervention by the Widodo government, and the signing of a harmony declaration, there has been a change in the unions' approach in demanding wages and conditions improvement. While there are no visible signs of a confrontational mobilization in the near future, a number of worker welfare issues remain unsettled.

Indonesia: Enhancing Productivity Through QualityIndonesia: Enhancing Productivity Through Quality by Asian Development Bank

Indonesia faces the twin challenge of maintaining high economic growth and making growth more inclusive. Most policymakers now agree that better jobs and greater productivity are fundamental for sustaining rapid and more inclusive growth. This book focuses on Indonesia's most pressing labor market challenges and associated policy options. It provides a clear understanding of the labor market, demographic and labor force transitions, and the role of education and skills development to build the foundation for sustainable growth for the next generation.

Urban Wastewater Management In Indonesia: Key Principles And Issues In Drafting Local RegulaUrban Wastewater Management In Indonesia: Key Principles And Issues In Drafting Local Regula by Asian Development Bank

This publication is intended to serve as a guidance document for local governments in Indonesia to develop their regulations on urban wastewater management. One of the major concerns in urban development is proper wastewater management. In many developing countries, the lack of a comprehensive wastewater management law jeopardizes sustainable urban development. This is true in Indonesia where wastewater management regulations at the local level are inadequate. This publication discusses the basic principles of wastewater management services and is designed to be a guidebook for the development of local urban wastewater management legislation. This guidebook's chapters and sections can be readily transformed into the chapters and articles of a local regulation.

Politics Of Shari'a Law, The: Islamist Activists And The State In Democratizing IndonesiaPolitics Of Shari'a Law, The: Islamist Activists And The State In Democratizing Indonesia by Buehler, Michael

The Islamization of politics in Indonesia after 1998 presents an underexplored puzzle: why has there been a rise in the number of shari'a laws despite the electoral decline of Islamist parties? Michael Buehler presents an analysis of the conditions under which Islamist activists situated outside formal party politics may capture and exert influence in Muslim-majority countries facing democratization. His analysis shows that introducing competitive elections creates new pressures for entrenched elites to mobilize and structure the electorate, thereby opening up new opportunities for Islamist activists to influence politics. Buehler's analysis of changing state-religion relations in formerly authoritarian Islamic countries illuminates broader theoretical debates on Islamization in the context of democratization. This timely text is essential reading for students, scholars, and government analysts.

Indonesia's Changing Political Economy: Governing The RoadsIndonesia's Changing Political Economy: Governing The Roads by Davidson, James S.

Indonesia is Southeast Asia's largest economy and freest democracy yet vested interests and local politics serve as formidable obstacles to infrastructure reform. In this critical analysis of the politics inhibiting infrastructure investment, Jamie S. Davidson utilizes evidence from his research, press reports and rarely used consultancy studies to challenge mainstream explanations for low investment rates and the sluggish adoption of liberalizing reforms. He argues that obstacles have less to do with weak formal institutions and low fiscal capacities of the state than with entrenched, rent-seeking interests, misaligned central-local government relations, and state-society struggles over land. Using a political-sociological approach, Davidson demonstrates that 'getting the politics right' matters as much as getting the prices right or putting the proper institutional safeguards in place for infrastructure development. This innovative account and its conclusions will be of interest to students and scholars of Southeast Asia and policymakers of infrastructure investment and economic growth.

Contest For North Sumatra, The: Aceh, The Netherlands And Britain, 1858-1898Contest For North Sumatra, The: Aceh, The Netherlands And Britain, 1858-1898 by Reid, Anthony

Aceh and North Sumatra have the double distinction of being both one of the few places in the Archipelago that were left virtually untouched by Indian influence in pre-Islamic times and also of being an important base for Arab and Indian traders who, inter alia, initiated the spread of Islam in the area. That history of independence meant it was one of the last areas over which the Dutch were able to exert their control. Here, in a recently revised edition of his 1989 work, Anthony Reid, traces the history of increasing Dutch influence and the efforts of the British, based in the Straits Settlements, to thwart it.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2017 #21: Parties In The Periphery: Organizational Dilemmas In Indonesia's Kepri ProvinceTrends In Southeast Asia 2017 #21: Parties In The Periphery: Organizational Dilemmas In Indonesia's Kepri Province by Fionna, Ulla

Political parties in Indonesia's Kepri (Kepulauan Riau, or Riau Islands) Province suffer from low organizational capacity. The set-up of their branch offices is barely adequate, with cadres and volunteers acting as the main administrators, while activities, funding and recruitment remain erratic, insufficient and disorganized. Electoral trends and the parties lack of organizational capacity have allowed for local figures to exercise greater influence, particularly during elections. In contrast, the parties themselves take a back seat during elections while their ground teams take charge. The parties' organizational incapacity in Kepri Province also translates into failure at the local level, and not much change can be expected in the near future.

Resurgent Indonesia: From Crisis To ConfidenceResurgent Indonesia: From Crisis To Confidence by Shastry, Vasuki

In 1998, wracked by financial turmoil and political upheaval, Indonesia seemed like a country on the brink of collapse. Yet it has more than turned its fortunes around. This book is the gripping inside account of Indonesia's steep decline after the Asian financial crisis and its improbable recovery and rise in the ensuing two decades. Blending first-rate journalism with in-depth research, it charts the country's difficult journey from a failing state to a confident young democracy and a fast-growing economy.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2017 #18: Harnessing The Potential Of The Indonesian DiasporaTrends In Southeast Asia 2017 #18: Harnessing The Potential Of The Indonesian Diaspora by Setijadi, Charlotte

In recent years, the Indonesian government has increased efforts to harness the economic, political, and social potential of its diaspora. Current estimates put the number of overseas Indonesians at up to 8 million people worldwide. Members of the Indonesian diaspora are lobbying for legislative amendments, including dual citizenship, parliamentary representation, property ownership rights, and constitutional recognition. The Indonesian government needs to take the potential of its diaspora seriously in order to harness their enormous capital and skills contribution.

Robert Kuok: A MemoirRobert Kuok: A Memoir by Tanzer, Andrew, Robert Kuok

Robert Kuok is one of the most highly respected businessmen in Asia. In these memoirs, the 94-year-old Kuok tells the remarkable story of how, starting in British Colonial Malaya, he built a multi-industry, multinational business group. In reflecting back on 75 years of conducting business, he offers management insights, discusses strategies and lessons learned, and relates his principles, philosophy, and moral code. Kuok has lived through fascinating and often tumultuous times in Asia - from British colonialism to Japanese military occupation to post-colonial Southeast Asia and the dramatic rise of Asian economies, including, more recently, China. From his front-row seat and as an active participant, this keen, multi-cultural observer tells nearly a century of Asian history through his life and times. Readers interested in business, management, history, politics, culture and sociology will all enjoy Robert Kuok's unique and remarkable story.

Journey To Impact: Bringing Hope And Change To Indonesia's Youth Through Social EntrepreneurshipJourney To Impact: Bringing Hope And Change To Indonesia's Youth Through Social Entrepreneurship by Colondam, Veronica

Veronica Colondam established the YCAB Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1999. YCAB stands for Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa, which translates from Indonesian to English as 'Loving the Nation's Children Foundation'. The foundation is dedicated to the betterment of children's lives through education and financial assistance. Veronica's and YCAB's stories are inextricably intertwined and Journey to Impact tells both. Veronica is open and honest about the steep learning curve she encountered in the early years of YCAB, detailing what she learnt from her failures and struggles, as well as how she achieved her successes. In 2001, Veronica became the youngest-ever recipient of the UN-Vienna Civil Society Award, which elevated YCAB's image, especially in the media, and made the foundation's future work possible.

Follow The Maid: Domestic Worker Migration In And From IndonesiaFollow The Maid: Domestic Worker Migration In And From Indonesia by Killias, Olivia

Drawing on extended ethnographic research, this fascinating study unveils the workings of the Indonesian migration regime which sends hundreds of thousands of women abroad as domestic workers each year. It follows migrant women from a village in upland Central Java from recruitment by local brokers to the 'training' received in secluded camps in Jakarta, employment in gated middle-class homes within Indonesia and in Malaysia and back home again. Olivia Killias tracks the moral, social, economic, and legal processes by which women are turned into 'maids'. By exploring the Indonesian state's overseas legal labor migration regime, she brings the reader into the nerve-racking lives of migrant village women, and reveals the richness and ambiguity of their experiences, going beyond stereotypical representations of them as 'victims of trafficking'.

Chinese Ways Of Being Muslim: Negotiating Ethnicity And Religiosity In IndonesiaChinese Ways Of Being Muslim: Negotiating Ethnicity And Religiosity In Indonesia by Hew Wai Weng

Many recent works on Muslim societies have pointed to the development of 'de-culturalization' and 'purification' of Islamic practices. Instead, by exploring architectural designs, preaching activities, cultural celebrations, social participations and everyday practices, this book describes and analyses the formation and contestation of Chinese Muslim cultural identities in today's Indonesia. Chinese Muslim leaders strategically promote their unique identities by rearticulating their histories and cultivating ties with Muslims in China. Yet, their intentional mixing of Chineseness and Islam does not reflect all aspects of the multilayered and multifaceted identities of ordinary Chinese Muslims - there is not a single 'Chinese way of being Muslim' in Indonesia. Moreover, the assertion of Chinese identity and Islamic religiosity does not necessarily imply racial segregation and religious exclusion, but can act against them.

Killing Season, The: A History Of The Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66Killing Season, The: A History Of The Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66 by Robinson, Geoffrey B.

This book explores one of the largest and swiftest, yet least examined, instances of mass killing and incarceration in the twentieth century-the shocking antileftist purge that gripped Indonesia in 1965-66, leaving some five hundred thousand people dead and more than a million others in detention. An expert in modern Indonesian history, genocide, and human rights, Geoffrey Robinson sets out to account for this violence and to end the troubling silence surrounding it. Challenging conventional narratives of the mass violence of 1965-66 as arising spontaneously from religious and social conflicts, Robinson argues convincingly that it was instead the product of a deliberate campaign, led by the Indonesian Army. He also details the critical role played by the United States, Britain, and other major powers in facilitating mass murder and incarceration. Robinson concludes by probing the disturbing long-term consequences of the violence for millions of survivors and Indonesian society as a whole. Based on a rich body of primary and secondary sources, The Killing Season is the definitive account of a pivotal period in Indonesian history. It also makes a powerful contribution to wider debates about the dynamics and legacies of mass killing, incarceration, and genocide.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2017 #15: The Growing Trends In Southeast Asia 2017 #15: The Growing "Strategic Partnership" Between Indonesia And China Faces Difficult Challenges by Suryadinata, Leo

Jakarta-Beijing relations have experienced significant progress, especially since the Yudhoyono presidency. Economic links between the two countries have expanded rapidly and tourism and cultural exchanges have also shown improvements. Issues that may affect Indonesia-China relations negatively in the future include: mainland Chinese workers in joint projects; the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Natuna Islands; the rise of pribumi-ism in Indonesia; domestic anti-Chinese sentiments; and changes in China's policy on Chinese overseas.

Resilience And The Localisation Of Trauma In Aceh, IndonesiaResilience And The Localisation Of Trauma In Aceh, Indonesia by Smith, Catherine

Aceh is a region that is no stranger to violent conflict and tragedy. In this book, Catherine Smith examines the global reach of the contested, yet compelling, concept of trauma. She explores how what is considered "trauma" has expanded well beyond the bounds of therapeutic practice to become a powerful cultural idiom shaping the ways people understand the effects of violence and imagine possible responses to suffering. In Aceh, conflict survivors have incorporated the ideas of trauma into their local languages, healing practices, and political imaginaries. The appearance of this idiom of distress into the Acehnese medical-moral landscape provides an ethnographic perspective on suffering and recovery, and contributes to our contemporary debates about the international reach of psychiatry and the cultural consequences as it spreads beyond the domain of medicine.

Decoding IndonesiaDecoding Indonesia by Widjaja, Sendy

This book, richly illustrated with 168 paintings by Erica Hestu Wahyuni, is about the journey of Indonesia as a country. Using art philosophy, it considers the historical journey from the perspectives of sociology, psychology, arts and business. Trilingual in English, Bahasa Indonesia, and Chinese.

Rockefeller & The Demise Of Ibu PertiwiRockefeller & The Demise Of Ibu Pertiwi by Collison, Kerry B.

In 1961, and one month following the disappearance of Michael C. Rockefeller off the southern coast of what was then known as Dutch Western New Guinea, Indonesia invaded and annexed the territory and commenced the systematic slaughter of indigenous Papuans, to pave the way for a massive wave of transmigrated Javanese. With the meteoric rise of the new powerhouses, China and India, Indonesian-occupied West Papua's wealth of oil, gas and minerals precipitates an international power-play for control over the vast natural resources. Decades have passed since the twenty-three year old Rockefeller disappeared - long presumed dead, when sightings of the heir are widely reported. Demands for West Papuan independence gain momentum and Australia is again drawn into military conflict with the Indonesian Motherland, Ibu Pertiwi.