Ethnic Relations and Nation-Building in Southeast Asia

The Case of the Ethnic Chinese

edited by Leo Suryadinata

261 pp., illustrated
Available from NIAS Press in Europe




Paperback - 2004, Available
ISBN 978 87 91114 52 6, £17.99


• Deals with a perennial issue in Southeast Asia.
• Written by leading Southeast Asian scholars, each bringing their own ethnic perspectives.
• The most up-to-date book on the ethnic Chinese and ethnic/racial relations in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.


Ethnic/racial relations have been a perennial theme in Southeast Asian studies. Current events have highlighted the tensions among ethnic groups and the need to maintain ethnic/racial harmony for national unity. This book analyses ethnic/race relations in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, with special reference to the roles of ethnic Chinese in nation-building. It brings together a group of established Southeast Asian scholars to critically examine some of the important issues such as ethnic politics, nation-building, state policies and con-flict resolution. It is the most up-to-date work on ethnic/race relations with special reference to the ethnic Chinese in 3 Southeast Asian countries.

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