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Multiculturalism in Southeast Asia

  • Muhamad Ali

Jakarta | Fri, December 9 2011 | 10:25 am

PREMIUM The condition of being culturally diverse is neither uniquely modern nor Western, but as an approach, multiculturalism is quite a modern concept (born in mid-20th century). In Southeast Asia, multiculturalism has become constructed and contested in state and society.

Some refer to the pre-colonial time when cities were a pluralistic melting point of peoples from all over Southeast Asia, de...

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