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Indonesian Studies: Indonesian Special Collection

A comprehensive library guide for researchers and students of all aspects of Indonesian Studies


Indonesian Historical collection

This collection consists of over 5000 volumes of books and serials about Indonesia from the Dutch East Indies era. The collection covers the 19th and early 20th centuries (to 1950).

Details of all items can be found through Search.

The items in the collection are not for loan and should be read in the Rare Books reading room. Consult the Rare Books Collection or Asian Collections information desks for assistance with accessing items from the collection.

Charles Coppel's Collection

This Collection comprises 42 boxes of materials relating to Charles Coppel’s research on ethnic Chinese in Indonesia. Particular strengths include literature in colloquial or low Malay used by the Chinese and others in the urban centres of Indonesia. Religion: Confucianism (Khong Kauw), Buddhism, Taoism, Tridharma (Sam Kauw). Theosophy and Javanese mysticism, as well as the documents relate to the assimilationist movement from the 1960s and the Indonesian government policy on “The Chinese Problem”. You can find this collection through Monash catalogue by typing "Charles Coppel research collection" in the search field and you will see that it is located in Matheson Library ASRL SEA Pamphlets. Please contact the subject librarian for Indonesian Studies if you want to access it. You can view the list of the whole collection from this document below.