Posted by: mel | December 18, 2009

Bittersweet: The Memoir of a Chinese Indonesian Family in the Twentieth Century

Asia Bookroom

Bittersweet: The Memoir of a Chinese Indonesian Family in the Twentieth Century

By Stuart Pearson

Singapore. National University of Singapore. 2008.

ISBN: 9789971694258

Maps, black and white photographic illustrations, xxviii + 287pp, glossary, bibliography, index, paperback. The movement of people out of China is one of the largest movements of humanity in modern times, and large numbers of Chinese emigrated to the colony of the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. While many of them prospered in their new home, it was against a background of uncertainty and a feeling that they were not entirely welcome in their adopted homeland. BitterSweet is the poignant story of one Chinese family’s life in Indonesia, and of their eventual emigration to Australia. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 123104)

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