Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The Indonesian Killings 1965-1966

The Indonesian Killings 1965-1966:
Studies from Java and Bali

Robert Cribb (editor)

Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University 1990
A book review by Danny Yee - © 1993
One of history's biggest massacres ever took place in Indonesia in 1965/66, when around half a million people were killed in the suppression of the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI). The Indonesian Killings is not a formal history of that event, but a fairly eclectic collection of writings on to the subject, both academic analyses and first hand accounts. Since no systematic account of the killings has been written, however, this volume is a good starting point for anyone interested in one of the most important events in modern Indonesian history.

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