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A short history of Bali

Indonesia's Hindu realm

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This edition published in by Allen & Unwin in Crows Nest, N.S.W.

Written in English

266 pages

New in the Short History of Asia series, edited by Milton Osborne, this is a highly accessible, beautifully illustrated short history of Bali from the Bronze Age to the 2002 bombing.Two million tourists visit Bali every year. Many want to know more about the island, its often turbulent past, and the forces that have shaped its universally appealing culture. This lively and informative concise history is for them, and for others interested in a unique but important province of Indonesia.A Short History of Bali covers the entire history of this intriguing and mysterious island, from before the Bronze Age to the presidency of Megawati Sukarnoputri and the tragedy of the Kuta bombings on 12 October 2002. It looks at the arrival of Indian culture, early European contact, the role of anthropologists and taste-makers of the 1930s in romanticising the island, and the complex legacies of Dutch control. It tells of the Japanese Occupation, the Indonesian Revolution, the massacres of 1965-66, and the onset of mass tourism under the Soeharto regime. Finally, it looks at recent economic progress, as well as its flip side - environmental problems generated by population growth and massive tourist development. It also draws on Balinese opinion about the meaning of the island's past and its future in the new Indonesian democracy.A Short History of Bali is an important insight into the complicated and surprising history of one of Asia's most captivating societies.

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New in the Short History of Asia series, edited by Milton Osborne, this is a highly accessible, beautifully illustrated short history of Bali from the Bronze Age to the 2002 bombing.Two million tourists visit Bali every year. Many want to know more about the island, its often turbulent past, and the forces that have shaped its universally appealing culture. This lively and informative concise history is for them, and for others interested in a unique but important province of Indonesia.A Short History of Bali covers the entire history of this intriguing and mysterious island, from before the Bronze Age to the presidency of Megawati Sukarnoputri and the tragedy of the Kuta bombings on 12 October 2002. It looks at the arrival of Indian culture, early European contact, the role of anthropologists and taste-makers of the 1930s in romanticising the island, and the complex legacies of Dutch control. It tells of the Japanese Occupation, the Indonesian Revolution, the massacres of 1965-66, and the onset of mass tourism under the Soeharto regime. Finally, it looks at recent economic progress, as well as its flip side - environmental problems generated by population growth and massive tourist development. It also draws on Balinese opinion about the meaning of the island's past and its future in the new Indonesian democracy.A Short History of Bali is an important insight into the complicated and surprising history of one of Asia's most captivating societies.

A short history of Bali

Indonesia's Hindu realm

This edition published in by Allen & Unwin in Crows Nest, N.S.W.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-253) and index.

Series
Short history of Asia series

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
959.8/6
Library of Congress
DS647.B2 P66 2004

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvi, 266 p., [4] p. of plates :
Number of pages
266

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3357618M
Internet Archive
shorthistorybali00prin
ISBN 10
1865088633
LC Control Number
2004401122
OCLC/WorldCat
54517415
Library Thing
4628600
Goodreads
1102163

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