Indo (Eurasian) Communities in Postcolonial Indonesia

  title={Indo (Eurasian) Communities in Postcolonial Indonesia},
  author={Rosalind Hewett},
During the 1940s and 1950s, around 200,000 Eurasians (Indos) of mixed European and Indonesian descent left Indonesia. In time, they formed distinct communities in The Netherlands, the United States, Australia and elsewhere. A smaller number of Indos who had chosen Indonesian citizenship or had been unable to leave remained in Indonesia. Until now, the fate of Indo communities who remained in Indonesia was largely unstudied. This thesis presents a transnational history of Indos in postcolonial… 

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