Sutan Sjahrir, a man who would eventually become the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, was first involved in the nationalist movement as the leader of a group of youth from Jakarta during the Japanese Occupation. His intent was to prepare for the future struggle for independence. Legge's study is a reassessment both of the part played by the PSI (and specifically that part of it led by Sjahrir and comprised of intellectuals) in the Republic's formation and of the role played by intellectuals in transitional societies. In one particularly vivid section, the author presents and analyzes interviews with surviving members of the organization. Such a focus may be inherently biased, but Legge is concerned with historiography as well: the differences in methods of interpretation and analysis and in ideological preferences, which affect what is observed and how facts and evidence are relayed. 1988. 159 pages.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description CORNELL MODERN INDONESIA PROJECT, ITHACA, NEW YORK, 1988. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: VG. CLEAN TEXT. Bookseller Inventory # 008242
Book Description Cornell University Southeast Asia Program Publications, 1988. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 0877630348 Examines character, ideas, and attitudes of youth in Jakarta during the Japanese occupation and years following. *** 167pp. Index/Biblio. > Language: English | > Size: 8vo | > Media/Binding: Soft cover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-SEA-04209
Book Description Cornell Modern Indonesia Project Publications, USA, 1988. ix + 167pp, index, bibliography, appendices, paperback. Inscribed by author half-title. sunned spine, in very good condition. " . . .examines the character, ideas and attitudes of one section of youth of Jakarta during the Japanese Occupation and immediately after, to consider its place in the history of nationalist thought, and the reassess its contribution to the struggle for independence." from author's preface. Bookseller Inventory # 123002
Book Description Cornell Modern Indonesia Project, 1988. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. ix, 167 pages ; 26 cm. owner's name in pen. Bookseller Inventory # 2mc223
Book Description Cornell University Southeast Asia Program Publications, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0877630348