The compelling personal story of human rights lawyer Yap Thiam Hien (1913-1989) brings decades of modern Indonesian history to life. No Concessions is a penetrating analysis of the trajectory of the Chinese minority in Indonesia over close to a century and the remarkable making of a civic leader. Without abandoning his ethnic roots, Yap transcended them by becoming a courageous legal defender of civil and human rights of all oppressed Indonesians, including former communists and radical Muslims.
Daniel S. Lev (1931-2006) was professor of political science at the University of Washington. Among his publications are Legal Evolution and Political Authority in Indonesia: Selected Essays; Islamic Courts in Indonesia: A Study in the Political Bases of Legal Institutions; The Transition to Guided Democracy: Indonesian Politics, 1957-1959, and, as coeditor, Making Indonesia.
Introduction | Primary Players / Benedict Anderson 1. Aceh2. Java 3. Batavia 4. From Sukabumi to Leiden 5. Jakarta 6. Hazardous Waters 7. At Sea in Peranakan Politics 8. The Baperki Wars 9. Out of the Ethnic Cage 10. Into New Order Indonesia 11. Early New Order Battlefields 12. Reform Frontiers 13. Law as Politics: A Sidetrip to Detention Epilogue | A Steady Course / Arlene O. LevPostscript | New Order Landmark Case / Sebastiaan Pompe and Ibrahim AssegafAppendix | Defense Summation in Asep Suryaman Trial / Yap Thiam HienGlossary Notes Acknowledgments Selected Bibliography Index