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Chinese Indonesians can't be put in boxes

  • Agnes Winarti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, May 26 2008 | 10:17 am

PREMIUM Not many people, even those of Chinese-Indonesian descent, comprehend the complexity and diversity of Chinese people and their culture, let alone their history. Here is a glimpse of that complexity. Peranakan is a term for people of Chinese descent who were born in Indonesia and have blended into the local culture. Usually a peranakan has an Indonesian name and cannot speak Mandar...