The Development of Indonesian Islam during the First Half of the Twentieth Century: a Politico- Religious Discourse

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Abstract

This article discusses the interaction between foreign and domestic influences on the development of Indonesian Islam during the first half of the 20^(th) century. It focuses on Indonesian Islam during the period of the rise of nationalist sentiment and the transition to independence- encompassing the final decades of Dutch colonization, the brief Japanese occupation, and the early years of the Indonesian Republic. This essay argues that this distinct interplay between foreign and domestic influences shaped the unique flavour of Indonesian Islam. The influences of communist Soviet policies, the issue of Pan-Islamism, and Japanese policies during the occupation period in the development of Islam are identified as factors responsible for profound changes in Indonesian Islam and its great influence on Indonesian society today.
Translated title of the contribution二十世紀前半葉印尼伊斯蘭的發展:宗教-政治的論述
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-63
Journal成大歷史學報 = Cheng Kung Journal of Historical Studies
Volume54
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 1

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