The Cornell Modern Indonesia Project (CMIP) was initiated in the 1950s by faculty members in Cornell's Southeast Asia Program who were committed to making contemporary analyses of Indonesia and translations of its important documents available to scholars and students. Under the umbrella of SEAP, the program is now involved in a number of new initiatives, involving a large team-taught course by members of the program at Cornell; a multi-disciplinary conference on the “State of Indonesian Studies”; an overture to scientists working on Indonesia at Cornell; and toward concretizing an institutional presence on the ground in the region.
The program has published 75 works to date. The titles in this series are divided into four categories: Interim Reports, Translations, Monographs, and Bibliographies. These works capture the drama of Indonesia's political and social evolution through the twentieth century: its struggle for independence from the Dutch under the leadership of Sukarno, reactions to the Japanese Occupation, the development of its civil government, its civil insurgencies, and the conditions that prevailed throughout the long dictatorship of General Suharto. A few other works in this series, such as Benedict Anderson's Mythology and the Tolerance of the Javanese, reflect on earlier Indonesian history relevant to the modern nation.
For a link to the history and working of the series, please see:
For a link to the actual works, please see:
For more information about Indonesia Journal, see:
Eric Tagliacozzo (History), Director
Eric Tagliacozzo (Director)
Tom Pepinsky (Associate Director)