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Focusing on the nature of biography and autobiography, this book analyses K'tut Tantri's self-defeating battle to use history - in text and film script - to define her identity and reappropriate her past.

Author: Timothy Lindsey

Publisher: Equinox Publishing

ISBN: 9793780630

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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This historiographic study of K'tut Tantri - alias Vannen Walker, the journalist from the Isle of Man; Muriel Pearson, the unhappy wife; and Surabaya Sue, the notorious revolutionary - compares her romantic and colorful autobiography, Revolt in Paradise, with other versions of her past, including those of her fellow Bali colonists and her revolutionary comrades, as well as her foes, the Dutch, and various intelligence organizations. These alternatives accounts of her past question the image of K'tut Tantri as hero, portraying her instead as dishonest, unstable, egotistical, and immoral. Such criticisms have overshadowed proper recognition of her role in the development of modern Indonesia, both as a bohemian hotelier in between-wars Bali and later as propaganda broadcaster and adviser to Indonesian revolutionary leaders including Soekarno, Sutomo, and Syarifuddin. Focusing on the nature of biography and autobiography, this book analyses K'tut Tantri's self-defeating battle to use history - in text and film script - to define her identity and reappropriate her past. An examination of the use of ideas of "truth" and "fiction" in understanding the past leads to broader consideration of the nature of history and its uses. Finally, an attempt is made to reconcile the deconstruction of K'tut Tantri's autobiography with both an acceptance of the validity of "alternative" historical genres and an acceptance of the problems inherent in writing a history of a living person. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Timothy Lindsey is Professor of Law, Director of the Asian Law Centre, Director of the Centre for Islamic Law and Society and Federation Fellow in the Law School at the University of Melbourne.
2008 By Timothy Lindsey

Author: Timothy Lindsey


ISBN: OCLC:221673449

Category: Indonesia

Page: 970

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1994 By Timothy Lindsey

K'tut Tantri, Revolt in Paradise (New York: Harper & Brothers, ¡960), ¡5–¡6. 2. K'tut Tantri ... Lindsey, The Romance of K'tut Tantri and Indonesia, 44. 11.

Author: David Shavit

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476610962

Category: History

Page: 221

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The island of Bali’s sensational image was created by the tourists, artists, and scholars who visited the tiny nation between the two world wars. A Dutch colony from 1908, Bali was a source of revenue for the Dutch government, which began to develop its image as the ultimate vacation spot. The tourism industry spread the idea of Bali as a paradise in which noble, happy, spiritual Balinese—all prodigiously creative artists—lived in innocence. Sensual images of beautiful people on an enchanted isle unspoiled by modernity predominated. Bali also acquired a reputation as a homosexual paradise. A host of books and articles fed these images of Bali until it evolved into one of the most romantic stops on the tourist itinerary. The Balinese people, however, made little profit from the tourist traffic. This history of the development of tourism in Bali stretches from the Dutch occupation in 1906 to the Japanese occupation in 1942. After exhaustive research in published records and in unpublished letters, diaries, and oral histories left by many of the American and European visitors to the island as well as the Balinese residents, the author explores the reasons for Bali’s popularity among Westerners and their effects on the native culture.
2019-07-18 By David Shavit

We are also fortunate to have another excellent work about Muriel Walker, Timothy Lindsey's The Romance of K'tut Tantri and Indonesia (1997) where her ...

Author: Nigel Barley

Publisher: Monsoon Books

ISBN: 9781912049011

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Not many Glaswegian schoolgirls have grown up to become revolutionary heroes of distant, eastern nations but Muriel Stewart Walker did just that. Under a multitude of different names – ‘K’tut Tantri’ and ‘Surabaya Sue’ being the best known – this Scottish-born, self-proclaimed Hollywood scriptwriter joined in the struggle for Indonesian independence after the Second World War and broadcast its revolutionary message to the world on Rebel Radio. But she did more and smuggled arms, and probably drugs, to help finance the new Republic and experienced bloody battle in the November 1945 British attack on Surabaya that some have seen as a war crime. She went on to become an intimate of the revolutionary leaders, Bung Tomo and Soekarno among them, and finally lived to see Indonesia take its place amongst the free nations of the world. Surabaya Sue is virtually unknown in the West and, even in Indonesia, there have always been doubts about her version of events that many have dismissed outright as a blatant mixture of outrageous fantasy and dishonest omissions. Snow over Surabaya happily embraces those doubts and brings a new, spirited account of her adventures in that tempestuous world.
2017-03-01 By Nigel Barley

A friend of the leaders around Sukarno, she was instrumental in getting the Indonesian story to the outside world, and on several occasions she lent herself to enterprises requiring the combined talents of Mata Hari and T E. Lawrence.

Author: K’tut Tantri

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786259073

Category: History

Page: 334

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The true-life adventure of a Western woman who found happiness in Bali, then stayed on in Indonesia to help in the struggle for freedom. The great-granddaughter of a witch from the Isle of Man, the adopted daughter of a Balinese rajah, hostess of one of the most glamorous hotels in the Far East, a prisoner of the Japanese for two horror-packed years and, as Surabaya Sue, an ardent supporter of the Indonesian revolution, K’tut Tantri is well acquainted with the unexpected. Adventure and courage run strong in her blood. It was in a Hollywood movie theater that she first discovered Bali and knew it for the place where she belonged. She had hoped to live and paint there quietly among the island’s simple people, but destiny, in the form of a stalled car and a delightful young prince, took a hand and revised her plans. She was formally adopted by the prince’s father, and...though she came to know the peasants of the Balinese kampongs, she knew also, and intimately, the life of a Balinese palace with all its ritual and tradition. This world lasted for only a few years. With war come the Japanese, presumably as deliverers overthrowing Dutch rule but in reality as tyrants. K’tut Tantri stayed on to join the underground movement agitating for Indonesian independence, and was eventually captured, imprisoned, tortured. Then with the end of hostilities she chose once again to ally herself with the Indonesians—this time in their resistance against the British and the returning Dutch. A friend of the leaders around Sukarno, she was instrumental in getting the Indonesian story to the outside world, and on several occasions she lent herself to enterprises requiring the combined talents of Mata Hari and T E. Lawrence. K’tut Tantri has an observant eye, an understanding knowledge, and she writes with spirit. Her story is a deeply moving personal drama and a vivid commentary on a period of crucial change in an ancient, romantic country.
2016-03-28 By K’tut Tantri

Timothy Lindsey, The romance of K'tut Tantri and Indonesia: text and scripts, history and identity (Kuala Lumpur, 1997), p. 146. For K'tut Tantri's own ...

Author: Christopher Bayly

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141909806

Category: History

Page: 720

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This extraordinary book is a vivid, highly original account of the creation of a new Asia after the Second World War - an unstoppable wave of nationalism that swept the British Empire aside. It tells the definitive story of how India, Pakistan, Burma and Malaysia came into existence and how British interference in Vietnam and Indonesia fatally shaped those countries' futures.
2008-01-31 By Christopher Bayly

Indonesia Under the “ Greater East Asia Co - Prosperity Sphere ... The Romance of K'tut Tantri and Indonesia : Text and Scripts , History and Identity .

Author: Jean Gelman Taylor

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300105185

Category: History

Page: 420

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2003-01-01 By Jean Gelman Taylor

The Political Economy of Regulating Broadcasting in Indonesia', Indonesian Law and ... Lindsey, Tim (1997), The Romance of K 'tut Tantri and Indonesia, ...

Author: Grayson Lloyd

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742517622

Category: Social Science

Page: 359

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The turn of the century and the crossroads of reformasi presents a timely juncture for examining Indonesia's political, economic, and social history—both to evaluate current events and to chart the country's future course. Providing an up-to-date overview, this volume explores events, processes, and themes in contemporary Indonesia—including the evolution of political institutions and democracy, economic development and political economy, religious and social movements, political ideology, and the role of the armed forces. By holding a mirror to historical events, the authors add a rich dimension to our understanding of Indonesia and its problems, free from the exigencies of the present and the prejudices of the past.
2001 By Grayson Lloyd

Legge, J. D., Sukarno: A Political Biography (London: Allen Lane, 1972). Lindsey, Timothy, The Romance of K'tut Tantri and Indonesia: Text and Scripts, ...

Author: Richard McMillan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134254286

Category: History

Page: 254

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This is the first work to systematically examine the British occupation of Indonesia after the Second World War. The occupation by British-Indian forces between 1945 and 1946 bridged the gap between the surrender of Japan and the resumption of Dutch rule, and this book is a reappraisal of the conduct on the ground of that British Occupation. Contrary to previous studies, this book demonstrates that occupation was neither exclusively pro-Dutch nor pro-Indonesian; nor was it the orderly affair portrayed in the official histories. Richard McMillan draws upon a wide range of sources previously unavailable to scholars - such as recently declassified government papers and papers in private archives; he has also carried out revealing interviews with key players. Presenting a wealth of new information, this highly original and well-written book, will appeal to scholars of European Imperialism, the Second World War, military history and the history of South and Southeast Asia. It will also be relevant to a wide range of undergraduate courses in History.
2006-05-17 By Richard McMillan

His publications include The Romance of K'tut Tantri and Indonesia; Indonesia: Law and Society; and, with Howard Dick, Corruption in Asia: Rethinking the ...

Author: Tim Lindsey

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789812303035

Category: Chinese

Page: 215

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This volume honours, and reflects on, the life and work of the Australian Indonesianist, Charles A. Coppel. His interests -- reflected in this volume -- are broad, ranging from history, politics, legal issues, and violence against the Chinese, through to culture and religion. The chapters in the volume, contributed by scholars from Australia, Indonesia, Europe, and Singapore, also all reflect a theme, inspired by Charles Coppels expression, remembering, distorting, forgetting, by which he drew attention to misrepresentations of the Chinese, seeking to locate the realities behind the myths that form the basis for the racism and xenophobia the Chinese have often experienced in Indonesia.
2005 By Tim Lindsey

... J.D., Sukarno: A Political Biography, London 1972 Lindsey, Timothy, The Romance of K'tut Tantri and Indonesia, Oxford 1997 Locher-Scholten, Elisabeth, ...

Author: Tim Hannigan

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462917167

Category: History

Page: 288

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Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of the World's Largest Archipelago Indonesia is by far the largest nation in Southeast Asia and has the fourth largest population in the world after the United States. Indonesian history and culture are especially relevant today as the Island nation is an emerging power in the region with a dynamic new leader. It is a land of incredible diversity and unending paradoxes that has a long and rich history stretching back a thousand years and more. Indonesia is the fabled "Spice Islands" of every school child's dreams—one of the most colorful and fascinating countries in history. These are the islands that Europeans set out on countless voyages of discovery to find and later fought bitterly over in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. This was the land that Christopher Columbus sought, and Magellan actually reached and explored. One tiny Indonesian island was even exchanged for the island of Manhattan in 1667! This fascinating history book tells the story of Indonesia as a narrative of kings, traders, missionaries, soldiers and revolutionaries, featuring stormy sea crossings, fiery volcanoes, and the occasional tiger. It recounts the colorful visits of foreign travelers who have passed through these shores for many centuries—from Chinese Buddhist pilgrims and Dutch adventurers to English sea captains and American movie stars. For readers who want an entertaining introduction to Asia's most fascinating country, this is delightful reading.
2015-08-18 By Tim Hannigan

K'tut Tantri, Revolt in Paradise (Heinemann, 1960), 172–3, and Timothy Lindsey, The Romance of K'tut Tantri and Indonesia (Oxford University Press, 1997).

Author: Peter Linebaugh

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 9781604867473

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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2014-03-01 By Peter Linebaugh

Sexuality and Nation in Indonesia Tom Boellstorff ... Indonesian Quarterly 10(4):12-26. ... The Romance of K'tut Tantri and Indonesia: Text and Scripts, ...

Author: Tom Boellstorff

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691123349

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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The Gay Archipelago is the first book-length exploration of the lives of gay men in Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous nation and home to more Muslims than any other country. Based on a range of field methods, it explores how Indonesian gay and lesbian identities are shaped by nationalism and globalization. Yet the case of gay and lesbian Indonesians also compels us to ask more fundamental questions about how we decide when two things are "the same" or "different." The book thus examines the possibilities of an "archipelagic" perspective on sameness and difference. Tom Boellstorff examines the history of homosexuality in Indonesia, and then turns to how gay and lesbian identities are lived in everyday Indonesian life, from questions of love, desire, and romance to the places where gay men and lesbian women meet. He also explores the roles of mass media, the state, and marriage in gay and lesbian identities. The Gay Archipelago is unusual in taking the whole nation-state of Indonesia as its subject, rather than the ethnic groups usually studied by anthropologists. It is by looking at the nation in cultural terms, not just political terms, that identities like those of gay and lesbian Indonesians become visible and understandable. In doing so, this book addresses questions of sexuality, mass media, nationalism, and modernity with implications throughout Southeast Asia and beyond.
2005-11-06 By Tom Boellstorff

readings of modern Indonesian literature, pp. 349-69. Leiden: KITLV Press. ... Lindsey, Timothy 1997 The romance of K'tut Tantri and Indonesia.

Author: I . Nyoman Darma Putra

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004253636


Page: 392

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A Literary mirror is the first English-language work to comprehensively analyse Indonesian-language literature from Bali from a literary and cultural viewpoint. It covers the period from 1920 to 2000. This is an extremely rich field for research into the ways Balinese view their culture and how they respond to external cultural forces. This work complements the large number of existing studies of Bali and its history, anthropology, traditional literature, and the performing arts.
2011-01-01 By I . Nyoman Darma Putra

The several Dutch Indonesianists who read earlier concepts of his book do not seem to have been much help here . ... elsewhere comes from Timothy Lindsey's The romance of Ktut Tantri and Indonesia ( New York 1997 ) , which 128 Book Reviews.



ISBN: UOM:39015072493797

Category: Ethnology


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Lindsey, T. 1997 The Romance of K'tut Tantri and Indonesia: Texts and Scripts, History and Identity. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press.

Author: Raechelle Rubinstein

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824864460

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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One of the world's most intensively studied societies, Bali has hosted scholars and writers as renowned as Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, Miguel Covarrubias, Fred Barth, and Hildred and Clifford Geertz. Staying Local in the Global Village is part of a continuing tradition in which Balinese and foreign scholars reflect on the processes of transformation that link Bali to Indonesia and the world beyond. The chapters in this volume are based on research carried out in the early 1990s, when Suharto's New Order still enjoyed widespread legitimacy in Indonesia. Even then, political consensus in Bali was weakened by the inhabitants' view of themselves as an exploited minority of Hindus in a nation dominated by Islamic Javanese. As this book reveals, the ambivalent positioning of Balinese vis-à-vis the national and the global in recent decades has been played out in many different spheres of life. Contributors take up a number of themes that reflect different articulations of the local throughout the twentieth century. Early chapters provide a bird's-eye view of the public culture, local history, definitions of "Balinese-ness," and political struggles over land and sacred space. Later chapters explore specific aspects of Balinese participation in the transformations associated with the tourism-dominated provincial economy, the growth of communications and mass media, and the incursions of the nation-state trough its imperatives of economic development and rationalist discourses. New forms of traditional hegemony, status struggles over the priesthood, contestation about cultural authenticity by marginal groups within the island itself, women's work, the performing arts, and television watching, are all considered in this light, providing a highly nuanced and "local" perspective of global processes in Bali. Contributors: Linda Connor, Mark Hobart, Brett Hough, Graeme MacRae, Ayami Nakatani, Michel Picard, I Gde Pitana, Thomas Reuter, Raechelle Rubinstein, Putu Suasta, Margaret Wiener
1999-08-01 By Raechelle Rubinstein

Analysing Indonesia's New Order State : A Keywords Approach . ... The Romance of K'tut Tantri and Indonesia : Texts and Scripts , History and Identity .

Author: American Anthropological Association. Meeting

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253217830

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

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Explores how transgressions of the body's surface - dirt and undress in many forms - take on cultural, political, and moral value.

Lindsey, Timothy The Romance ofK'Tut Tantri and Indonesia: Text and Scripts, History and Identity. Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur, 1997.

Author: Deena Burton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462835880

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 247

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Deena Burton is well known for her accomplishments as a dancer, choreographer, producer, and scholar of Indonesian Arts. In the course of her research she came across the pioneering work of Claire Holt, who had written about art and culture in New York and Europe, especially the rise of Modern Dance, between the fi rst and second World Wars. During a trip to Indonesia in 1930 Claire Holt became enamored of Javanese dance. She stayed for many years, on and off, and was among the community of artists and anthropologists living in Bali at that time including Walter Spies, Colin McPhee, Miguel Covarrubias, Margaret Mead and others who were both deeply infl uenced by this ancient culture and obsessive in documenting Indonesias emergence into the 20th century. This book, which began as Deenas PhD dissertation, is a tribute to her own dedication and that of a kindred spirit - Claire Holt and their love for the arts and peoples of Indonesia. (Pictured above is a young Deena Burton beginning a masked dance).
2009-01-26 By Deena Burton

In the pages that follow , the “ Romance of To ' Janggut ” appears in several ... especially Timothy Lindsey ( The Romance of K'tut Tantri and Indonesia ...

Author: Cheah Boon Kheng

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 997169316X

Category: History

Page: 168

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Although the 1915 rising led by To'Janggut (or "Old Longbeard") was a relatively minor incident in a remote part of rural Kelantan, the episode has captured the imagination of the people of Malaysia. The story of To'Janggut's rebellion is recounted in folk tales, newspaper reports, and scholarly publications, and the author uses previously classified official reports and hitherto unknown photographs to shed further light on the episode.

The Romance of K'Tut Tantri and Indonesia. Kuala Lumpur; New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. MacDonald, Alec. A Wandering Spy Was I. Kearney, Nebr.

Author: Jennet Conant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439168504

Category: History

Page: 416

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Bestselling author Jennet Conant brings us a stunning account of Julia and Paul Child’s experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East during World War II and the tumultuous years when they were caught up in the McCarthy Red spy hunt in the 1950s and behaved with bravery and honor. It is the fascinating portrait of a group of idealistic men and women who were recruited by the citizen spy service, slapped into uniform, and dispatched to wage political warfare in remote outposts in Ceylon, India, and China. The eager, inexperienced 6 foot 2 inch Julia springs to life in these pages, a gangly golf-playing California girl who had never been farther abroad than Tijuana. Single and thirty years old when she joined the staff of Colonel William Donovan, Julia volunteered to be part of the OSS’s ambitious mission to develop a secret intelligence network across Southeast Asia. Her first post took her to the mountaintop idyll of Kandy, the headquarters of Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, the supreme commander of combined operations. Julia reveled in the glamour and intrigue of her overseas assignment and lifealtering romance with the much older and more sophisticated Paul Child, who took her on trips into the jungle, introduced her to the joys of curry, and insisted on educating both her mind and palate. A painter drafted to build war rooms, Paul was a colorful, complex personality. Conant uses extracts from his letters in which his sharp eye and droll wit capture the day-to-day confusion, excitement, and improbability of being part of a cloak- and-dagger operation. When Julia and Paul were transferred to Kunming, a rugged outpost at the foot of the Burma Road, they witnessed the chaotic end of the war in China and the beginnings of the Communist revolution that would shake the world. A Covert Affair chronicles their friendship with a brilliant and eccentric array of OSS agents, including Jane Foster, a wealthy, free-spirited artist, and Elizabeth MacDonald, an adventurous young reporter. In Paris after the war, Julia and Paul remained close to their intelligence colleagues as they struggled to start new lives, only to find themselves drawn into a far more terrifying spy drama. Relying on recently unclassified OSS and FBI documents, as well as previously unpublished letters and diaries, Conant vividly depicts a dangerous time in American history, when those who served their country suddenly found themselves called to account for their unpopular opinions and personal relationships.
2011-04-05 By Jennet Conant

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