(This essay is currently being submitted to an international journal. An Indonesian language version is now being prepared and will be published in Indonesia.) Indonesia: 1965 and the Counter-Revolution against the Nation. By Max Lane +++ "The impact of the counter-revolution was, however, even deeper than the sum of these combined policies – from mass... Continue Reading →
Published June 2010 in JOURNAL OF LABOR AND SOCIETY Abstract This essay summarizes some of the basic features of the “informal proletariat” in Indonesia using the definition presented in Mike Davis's Planet of the Slums. These include features that flow from the low levels of industrialization of the national economy as well as those related... Continue Reading →
"In January 2014 Joshua Oppenheimer’s film on Indonesia, The Act of Killing, was nominated for an academy award, reflecting its penetration into mainstream film watching. Many people will be introduced to Indonesia by this vivid study of the country’s ruling lumpen elite. Another, very different, introduction to Indonesia might be reading Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s historical... Continue Reading →
Welcome to 2017! (A slightly late start.) This year I will be posting regular, sometimes, longer articles on this Blog. Some of these will be re-posts of earlier articles, but most will be new. Some will eventually, I hope, appear in magazines, journals and books. Many will be translated into Indonesian and published in books... Continue Reading →
Published Singapore 22 November 2016 in ISEAS Perspectives CLICK here to read.
3 Panels (1) INDONESIA'S SPECTRE OF THE PAST 13 Nov, Sun 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM The Arts House, Blue Room MODERATED BY Md Imran Md Taib DESCRIPTION Writer-translator Max Lane introduced the ground-breaking works of Pramoedya Ananta Toer to the English-speaking world; and writes about his extensive experience in Indonesia, especially during the Suharto period.... Continue Reading →
Singapore Writers Festival Book launch: INDONESIA AND NOT: POEMS AND OTHERWISE: Anecdotes Scattered Author: Max Lane DATE / TIME: 6 Nov, Sun 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM VENUE: The Arts House, Gallery II, Singapore This is a collection of poetry, prose pieces and short stories inspired by the experiences of Max Lane, translator of Pramoedya Ananta Toer's Buru... Continue Reading →