Mapping Chineseness on the landscape of Christian churches in IndonesiaAsian Ethnicity (2016)
Scholarship on the Chinese Indonesian community has largely been concerned with the tensions between the community and the majority non-Chinese (or pribumi). The fault lines were usually examined against the background of Suharto’s assimilation policy, the 1998 anti-Chinese riots, the stark imbalance of the nation’s wealth within this minority group, and Chinese loyalty – or chauvinism – in the time of nation-building, and in the face of the rise of modern China. Little attention has been given to Christianity as offering a shelter for the inconspicuous propagation of Chineseness; particularly in terms of the conduct of services in Chinese, the teaching of the language, and business-management leadership. The network of Chinese churches locally, and extending internationally beyond Indonesia, represents a rich field for further scholarship. This article sets out an epistemological map in the service of such research.
- Chinese Indonesians,
Publication DateSummer March 28, 2016
Citation InformationChang Yau HOON. "Mapping Chineseness on the landscape of Christian churches in Indonesia" Asian Ethnicity Vol. 17 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 228 - 247
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/changyau_hoon/89/