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Anderson, Benedict R. O'G. "Radicalism after Communism in Thailand & Indonesia," New Left Review 202 (11-12/93):3-14.

Anderson, David C. "The military aspects of the Madiun affair," Indonesia 21 (1976):1-64.

Gunawan, B. "Political mobilization in Indonesia: nationalists vs. communists," Modern Asian Studies 7,4 (10/73):707-16.

Hansen, Erik. "Marxists & imperialism: the Indonesian policy of the Dutch Social Democratic Workers' Party," Indonesia 16 (10/73):81-105.

__________. "The Dutch East Indies & the reorientation of Dutch Social Democracy, 1929-40," Indonesia 23 (4/77):59-86.

Hindley, Donald. "The PKI & the peasants," Problems of Communism 11,6 (11-12/62).

__________. "President Sukarno & the Communists: the politics of domestication," American Political Science Review 56,4 (12/62).

Kahin, Audrey R. "The 1927 Communist uprising in Sumatra: a reappraisal," Indonesia 62 (10/96):19-36.

Leclerc, Jacques. "Aliran Komunis, the Communist Current: Sejarah dan Penjara," Kabar Seberang 17 (6/86):53-71.

__________. "Underground activities & their (legal) double (in the context of Amir Sjarifuddin's relationship with Communism in Indonesia)," Kabar Seberang 17 (6/86):72-98.

__________. "Aidit & the problem of the Party in the year 1950," Kabar Seberang 17 (6/86):102-28.

Loebis, Aboe Bakar. "Tan Malaka's arrest: an eye-witness account," Indonesia 53 (1992):71-78.

McVey, Ruth. "The social roots of Indonesian Communism," Courier de l'Extrème-Orient 3 (1970):35-?.

__________. "The enchantment of the revolution: history & action in an Indonesian Communist text," in A. Reid & D. Marr (eds.) Perceptions of the Past in Southeast Asia (Singapore, 1979), pp. 340-58.

__________. "Teaching modernity: the PKI as an educational institution," Indonesia 50 (10/90):5-27.

__________. "Nationalism, revolution & organization in Indonesian Communism," in Daniel Lev & Ruth McVey (eds.) Making Indonesia (Ithaca, 1996).

Mortimer, Rex. "Class, social cleavage & Indonesian Communism," Indonesia 8 (10/69):1-20.

__________. "The place of Communism," in Fox & Others (eds.) Indonesia: Australian Perspectives (Canberra, 1980), pp. 615-32.

Mrazek, Rudolf. "Tan Malaka: a political personality's structure of experience," Indonesia 14 (10/72):7-49.

__________. "Just as artisans, when gathered together," Indonesia 53 (1992):65-70. Review essay on Tan Malaka's autobiography.

__________. "Sjahrir at Boven Digoel: reflections on exile in the Dutch East Indies," in D. Lev & R. McVey (eds.) Making Indonesia (Ithaca, 1996).

Pauker, Ewa T. "Has the Sukarno regime weakened the PKI?" Asian Survey 4,9 (9/64):1058-70.

Rochijat, Pipit. "Am I PKI or non-PKI?" Indonesia 40 (1985):37-57. Document from post-1965 period.

Salmon, Claudine. "Blood under the coconut trees: a radical view of the Dutch East Indies," Review of Indonesian & Malaysian Affairs 22,1 (win 88):94-114.

Schrieke, B.J. "The causes & effects of communism on the West Coast of Sumatra," in his Indonesian Sociological Studies II (The Hague, 1955). 1926-27.

Semaun. "An early account of the independence movement (trans. Ruth McVey)," Indonesia 1 (1966):46-75.

Soerjono. "On Musso's return (trans. Benedict Anderson)," 29 (1980):59-90. Background to 1948 Madiun uprising.

Stoler, Ann Laura. "Working the revolution: plantation laborers & the People's Militia in North Sumatra," Journal of Asian Studies 47 (1988):227-47.

Svensson, Thommy. "Peasants & politics in early 20th-c. West Java," in Svensson & Sorensen (eds.) Indonesia & Malaysia (London, 1983), pp. 75-138.

Utrecht, Ernst. "The Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) since 1966," in Caldwell (ed.) Ten Years' Military Terror in Indonesia (Nottingham, 1975), pp. 275-95.

van der Kroef, J.M. "Dilemmas of Indonesian Communism," Pacific Affairs 35,2 (sum 62):141-59. Moderation of PKI makes right wing dictatorship seem more likely than left-wing dictatorship in Indonesia's future.

__________. "Indonesian Communism's 'revolutionary gymnastics'," Asian Survey 5,5 (5/65):217-32. Efforts to push Sukarno towards the left in 1964.

__________. "Indonesian Communism since the 1965 coup," Pacific Affairs 43,1 (1970).

van der Veur, Paul. "E.F.E. Douwes Dekker: evangelist for Indonesian political nationalism," Journal of Asian Studies 17,4 (1958).

van Dijk, C. "And if you give your word," in Claessen & Moyer (eds.) Time Past, Time Present, Time Future (Dordrecht, 1988), pp. 85-97. Islam & Communism in Indonesia.

van Langenberg, Michael. "Class & ethnic conflict in Indonesia's decolonization process: a study of East Sumatra," Indonesia 33 (4/82):1-30.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Aidit, D.N. The Selected Works of D.N. Aidit (2 vols.; Washington: US Joint Publications Research Service, 1961).

Benda, Harry & Ruth McVey (eds.) The Communist Uprisings of 1926-27 in Indonesia: Key Documents (Ithaca NY: Cornell Modern Indonesia Project, 1960).

Brackman, Arnold D. Indonesian Communism: A History (NY, 1963).

__________. The Communist Collapse in Indonesia (NY, 1969).

Caldwell, J. & E. Utrecht. Indonesia, An Alternative History (Norman, 1977).

Dake, A.C.A. In the Spirit of the Red Banteng: Indonesian Communists between Moscow & Peking (The Hague, 1973).

Edman, Peter. "Communism a la Aidit": The Indonesian Communist Party under D.N. Aidit, 1950-1965 (Townsville QLD: James Cook U., 1987).

Hering, Bob (ed.) The PKI's Aborted Revolt (Townsville QLD: James Cook U., 1986). 1926-27.

Hindley, Donald. The Communist Party of Indonesia, 1951-1963 (Berkeley: U. of California, 1964).

Malaka, Tan. From Jail to Jail (trans. & ed. Helen Jarvis; 3 vols.; Athens: Ohio U., 1991). Memoir of early revolutionary leader.

McVey, Ruth. The Soviet View of the Indonesian Revolution (Ithaca NY: Cornell Southeast Asia Program, 1957).

__________. The Rise of Indonesian Communism (Ithaca NY: Cornell, 1965). Brilliant, detailed history through 1927.

Mintz, Jeanne S. Mohammed, Marx & Marhaen: The Roots of Indonesian Socialism (NY, 1965).

Mortimer, Rex. Indonesian Communism under Sukarno: Ideology & Politics, 1959-1965 (Ithaca NY: Cornell, 1974).

Mozingo, D. Chinese Policy toward Indonesia, 1949-1967 (Ithaca: Cornell, 1976).

Palmier, Leslie. Communists in Indonesia (NY, 1973).

Shiraishi, Takashi. An Age in Motion: Popular Radicalism in Java, 1912-1926 (Ithaca NY: Cornell, 1989).

Swift, Ann. The Road to Madiun: The Indonesian Communist Uprising of 1948 (Ithaca NY: Cornell, 1989).

Tichelman, Fritjov. The Social Evolution of Indonesia: The Asiatic Mode of Production & its Legacy (The Hague: Martinus Nijhof, 1980). History of Socialist & Communist movements.

Törnquist, Olle. Dilemmas of Third World Communism: The Destruction of the PKI in Indonesia (London, 1984).

van der Kroef, Justus M. The Communist Party of Indonesia (Vancouver, 1965).

Williams, Michael C. Communism, Religion, & Revolt in Banten (Athens: Ohio U., 1990). 1926 & 1945 revolts.

Wilson, Greta O. (ed.) Regents, Reformers & Revolutionaries: Indonesian Voices of Colonial Days. Selected Historical Readings, 1899-1949 (Honolulu: U. of Hawai'i, 1978).

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