A Prince in a Republic: The Life of Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX of Yogyakarta

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Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 14.1.2015 - 374 sivua

Hamengku Buwono IX, the late Sultan of Yogyakarta Special Province, is revered by Indonesians as one of the great founders of the modern Indonesian state. He leaves a positive but in some ways ambiguous legacy in political terms. His most conspicuous achievement was the survival of hereditary Yogyakartan kingship, and he provided rare stability and continuity in Indonesia’s highly fractured modern history. Under the New Order, Hamengku Buwono also helped to launch the Indonesian economy on a much stronger growth path. Although remembered as the epitome of “political decency”, he faded from power and influence as Vice President in the 1970s, and the repressive and anti-democratic features of Suharto’s New Order seemed to contradict much of what Hamengku Buwono originally stood for.

This biography seeks to explain his political standpoint, motivations, and achievements, and set his career in the context of his times.

 

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1 Introduction and Theoretical Considerations
1
2 Early Days
28
3 Dorojatun Becomes Sultan
60
4 The Japanese Occupation
95
5 Revolution First Phase
133
6 Revolution The Dutch Attack and Aftermath
173
7 The Problems of Independence
213
8 The End of Guided Democracy and the Rise of the New Order
239
9 Hamengku Buwono in the New Order
269
10 Conclusions
304
Bibliography
331
Index
363
Colour plates
377
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John Monfries is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University. 

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