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  • McGibbon, Rodd (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    This study examines the drafting and implementing of special autonomy laws for Aceh and Papua as part of the Indonesian government's broader response to secessionist challenges in both provinces. The background to the ...
  • Sukma, Rizal (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    Since Indonesia's independence in August 1945, the province of Aceh on the northern tip of Sumatra island has often been described as a center of resistance against the central government in Jakarta. The first uprising the ...
  • Tang, Wenfang; He, Gaochao (Honolulu, HI: East-West Center, 2010)
    Beijing has faced the challenge of granting autonomy to ethnic minorities but maintaining their loyalty to the Chinese state. This paper tackles complex issues of ethnic identity and nationalism among the most politically ...
  • DeVotta, Neil (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2007)
    This study argues that political Buddhism and Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism have contributed to a nationalist ideology that has been used to expand and perpetuate Sinhalese Buddhist supremacy within a unitary Sri Lankan ...
  • Rabgey, Tashi; Sharlho, Tseten Wangchuk (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    This paper analyzes the dialogue process in the Sino-Tibetan dispute, examining the relationship between Beijing and the Dalai Lama from their initial engagement in the early post-Mao years through the protracted stalemate ...
  • Chasie, Charles; Hazarika, Sanjoy (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2009)
    In the first decade after declaring independence in 1947, the Indian state faced numerous challenges to its very existence and legitimacy. These ranged from a war with Pakistan over the state of Jammu and Kashmir immediately ...
  • Rigger, Shelley (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2006)
    There is a widespread perception among Taiwan-watchers that the rising proportion of islanders who identify themselves as Taiwanese is driving increased enthusiasm for an independent Taiwan and flagging interest in political ...
  • Sperling, Elliot (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    This paper is a guide to the historical arguments made by the primary parties to the Tibet-China conflict. Given the polarization that has characterized this issue for decades, it is surprising that little has been done ...
  • Millward, James A. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    Xinjiang is an arid region three times the size of France in the northwestern corner of the People's Republic of China, bordering on Mongolia, Russia, and several Central Asian countries. Just over half of the region's ...
  • Dwyer, Arienne M. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2005)
    This study explores Chinese language policy and language use in Inner Asia, as well as the relation of language policy to the politics of Uyghur identity. Language is central to ethnic identity, and official language ...
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