No Concessions: The Life of Yap Thiam Hien, Indonesian Human Rights Lawyer

Hardcover | November 7, 2011

byDaniel S. LevIntroduction byBenedict Anderson

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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.

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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, Y...

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...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:November 7, 2011Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295991143

ISBN - 13:9780295991146

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This book provides important insights into the history of political repression, racism and discrimination in Indonesia through the life of one man. It also makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of Indonesian legal history. This book will inform and inspire a new generation...

- Melissa Crouch - Australian Journal of Asian Law