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The Social Evolution of Indonesia

The Asiatic Mode of Production and Its Legacy

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Part of the Studies in Social History book series (SISH, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Fritjof Tichelman
      Pages 1-10
  3. Southeast Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Fritjof Tichelman
      Pages 22-36
    3. Fritjof Tichelman
      Pages 37-50
    4. Fritjof Tichelman
      Pages 64-88
  4. Indonesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Fritjof Tichelman
      Pages 103-112
    3. Fritjof Tichelman
      Pages 113-127
    4. Fritjof Tichelman
      Pages 128-143
    5. Fritjof Tichelman
      Pages 144-169
    6. Fritjof Tichelman
      Pages 170-193
    7. Fritjof Tichelman
      Pages 194-206
    8. Fritjof Tichelman
      Pages 207-229
    9. Fritjof Tichelman
      Pages 230-250
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 251-301

About this book


At a fairly early stage of socialism's penetration into the Afro-Asian world, a handful of European social democrats established an Indian Social-Democratic Association (lSDV). They did so in a country, Indonesia, that was economically little developed and far away from any of the centres of European socialism and Asiatic radical-national­ ism. The ISDV was soon able to bring its influence to bear on sec­ tions of the urban proletariat and to build up an Indonesian revol­ utionary movement. This occurred in sharp competition with a nascent nationalist leadership, and then without the usual inter­ mediary role played by radicalizing groups of native intelligentsia. In this way, Dutch social democrats laid the foundations for one of the first communist parties in Asia and Africa, a party which was des­ tined to become one of the few communist mass parties of the Third World. However, in contrast to the major communist movements of China-Vietnam, this Indonesian party was to demonstrate a basic weakness: successive and catastrophic defeats. ! If we leave out Japan, the only non-Western country where a capi­ talist industrial revolution occurred, we see that foreign and particu­ larly Western minorities frequently did playa dominant role in the initial and formative phases of the socialist and workers' movements of the Afro-Asiatic world.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Social Evolution of Indonesia
  • Book Subtitle The Asiatic Mode of Production and Its Legacy
  • Authors F. Tichelman
  • Series Title Studies in Social History
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-247-2389-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-8898-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-8896-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 314
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History, general
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