Essential Indonesian Reading: A Learner’s Guide 2 (Revised) (v. 2)

 
9789812611680: Essential Indonesian Reading: A Learner’s Guide 2 (Revised) (v. 2)

About the Book: This two-volume series is ideal for learners who have acquired a basic knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia but wish to master its finer points. Selected and edited by well-known scholars of Indonesia, this series not only enables learners to read newspaper and books in Bahasa Indonesia but also to understand the colourful culture and lifestyle of the people of Nusantara. "Essential Indonesian Reading: A Learner’s Guide 2" provides 106 passages carefully chosen from Indonesian dailies and leading magazines. These passages introduce formal Bahasa Indonesia, using longer articles than volume 1, and more advanced language. A new feature is comprehension-style questions, complete with suggested answers at the back of volume. This will allow you, without supervision, to strengthen your knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia, and further your understanding of the people and culture of Indonesia.

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About the Authors: Dr. Liaw Yock Fang acquired his B.A. and M.A. in Indonesian Language and Literature from the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia. He also holds a Drs. and Dr. of Literature degrees in Indonesian Language and Literature from the University of Leiden, Leiden, the Netherlands. His main publications include Undang-Undang Melaka (The Laws of Malacca) (Leiden, 1976); Sejarah Kesusastraan Melayu Klasik (History of Classical Malay Literature), 2 volumes (Jakarta, 1991, 1993; First edition, Singapore, 1975); Nahu Melayu Moden (Modern Malay Grammar) (Co-author: Abdullah Hassan, Kuala Lumpur 1994; First edition Singapore, 1985) and 11 handbooks in the ‘Times Learn Malay’ and ‘Times Learn Indonesian’ series, the most recent one being Indonesian for Daily Use (2003). Dr. Liaw was an Associate Professor with the Department of Malay Studies, the National University of Singapore. He has recently retired but he still teaches Malay and Indonesian at the NUS Extension and is also actively in conducting research on Malay/Indonesian languages and literatures. Dr Leo Suryadinata is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. He is a former Professor from the Deparment of Political Science at the National University of Singapore. He has published extensively. His Indonesian/Malay publications include: Dilema Minoritas Tionghoa (Jakarta, 1984), Kebudayaan Minoritas Tionghoa di Indonesia (Jakarta, 1988), Mencari Identitas Nasional (Jakarta, 1990), Times Comparative Dictionary of Malay-Indonesian Synonyms (Singapore, 1991), Golkar dan Militer (Jakarta, 1992), Sastra Peranakan Tionghoa di Indonesia (Jakarta, 1996), Politik Luar Negri Indonesia di Bawah Soeharto (Jakarta, 1998), Etnik Tionghoa dan Pembangunan Bangsa (Jakarta, 1999), Negara dan Etnis Tionghoa: Kasus Indonesia (Jakarta, 2002) and Pemikiran Politik Minoritas Tinghoa di Indonesia (2005).

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