In the early morning hours of October 1, 1965, a group calling itself the September 30th Movement kidnapped and executed six generals of the Indonesian army, including its highest commander. The group claimed that it was attempting to preempt a coup, but it was quickly defeated as the senior surviving general, Suharto, drove the movement's partisans out of Jakarta. Suharto blamed the Communist Party of Indonesia for masterminding the movement...
Oral history essays about the victims of the 1965-1966 violence in Indonesia.
For a brief description of the book and translated excerpts see the July-September 2004 issue of Inside Indonesia.
Japanese translation : Indoneshia: Kyū Sanjū Jiken to minshū no kioku (Tōkyō: Akashi Shoten, 2009).
This course focuses on the post-1945 political histories of the countries of Southeast Asia. It examines the wars in Indochina, internal armed conflicts, the communist parties of the region during the Cold War, and the difficulties in building democratic states. The latter part of the course considers the role of China and recent strategies for economic growth in the region.
Changing ideas about humanity and rights. Considers the relationship between human rights and the nation-state, imperialism, and capitalism. Assesses the efforts to end large-scale human rights violations and the role of the United Nations.