author={Rosalind Hewett},
  journal={Indonesia and the Malay World},
  pages={191 - 206}
  • R. Hewett
  • Published 9 February 2015
  • Sociology
  • Indonesia and the Malay World
In many parts of Asia, the long history of Western colonialism created communities tracing their ancestry to both Asia and Europe, with a cultural heritage that drew from multiple traditions. This article looks at what happened to one such community, the Indo-Europeans (or Indos), after Indonesia's independence in 1949. The majority went to the Netherlands, while a smaller number stayed in Indonesia. The long process of decolonisation in both countries has led to diverging memories and… 

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