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Author Yamamoto, Nobuto, 1963- author

Title Censorship in colonial Indonesia, 1901-1942 / by Nobuto Yamamoto
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 294 pages)
Series Library of the written word, 1874-4834 ; volume 75
The industrial world ; volume 7
Library of the written word ; 75
Library of the written word. Industrial world ; v. 7
Contents Introduction -- 1. Liberal Winds -- 2. Ethical Policy and Patronage -- 3. The Age of Press Monitoring -- 4. Persdelict -- 5. Reactions to Persdelict -- 6. Press Monitoring Reconsidered -- 7. Persbreidel and Containment -- 8. The Japan Factor -- 9. Persbreidel and the Chinese Factor -- Conclusion
Summary "In Censorship in Colonial Indonesia, 1901-1942 Nobuto Yamamoto examines the institutionalization of censorship and its symbiosis with print culture in the former Dutch colony. Born from the liberal desire to promote the well-being of the colonial population, censorship was not practiced exclusively in repressive ways but manifested in constructive policies and stimuli, among which was the cultivation of the "native press" under state patronage. Censorship in the Indies oscillated between liberal impulse and the intrinsic insecurity of a colonial state in the era of nationalism and democratic governance. It proved unpredictable in terms of outcomes, at times being co-opted by resourceful activists and journalists, and susceptible to international politics as it transformed during the Sino-Japanese war of the 1930s"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 14, 2019)
Subject Censorship -- Indonesia -- History -- 20th century
Freedom of the press -- Indonesia -- History -- 20th century
Government and the press -- Indonesia -- History -- 20th century
Freedom of the press.
Government and the press.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019026321
ISBN 9004412409