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Herb Feith Translation Series

The Herb Feith Translation Series publishes high-quality non-fiction manuscripts not previously available in English, which enhance scholarship and teaching about Indonesia. Published by the Herb Feith Foundation until 2018 and now the Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre in conjunction with Monash University, the books will be available in print and online. The Herb Feith Foundation was established in 2003 to commemorate the life and work of Herb Feith (1930-2001), volunteer, scholar, teacher and peace activist. Its mission is to promote and support work of the kind to which Feith devoted his life, including the study of Indonesia, through a range of educational activities including research and teaching and in the publication and promotion of such work.

Buru Island is be the final book in the series.

Translating Accounts of the 1965-66 Mass Violence in Indonesia

Co-ordinated by Dr Kate McGregor and Dr Jemma Purdey

The Herb Feith Translation Series will begin with a project focusing on the mass violence in Indonesia in 1965-66. Until recently there have been very few accounts available in Indonesian or English of the mass violence as told by witnesses, survivors or perpetrators. Today, an increasing number of memoirs and short testimony collections are available in Indonesian; however, very few are yet available in English. This has prevented a greater understanding outside Indonesia of how this violence continues to impact on Indonesians and of how they now understand this traumatic period in their nation’s history. These translated works are valuable resources for all who seek to understand Indonesia today, and especially for undergraduate students of Asian history and the history of mass violence and genocide.


Basudara Stories of Peace from Maluku: Working Together for Reconciliation

Edited by Jacky Manuputty, Zairin Salampessy, Ihsan Ali-Fauzi and Irsyad Rafsad

Publication: January 2017
RRP: AUD/US $39.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925495-14-0
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925495-15-7
Series: Herb Feith Translation Series


Breaking the Silence:
Survivors Speak about 1965–66 Violence in Indonesia

Edited by Putu Oka Sukanta
Translated by Jennifer Lindsay

Publication: March 2014
RRP: AUD/US $39.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-12-1
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-922235-13-8
Series: Herb Feith Translation Series

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Bridges of Friendship:
Reflections on Indonesia’s Early Independence and Australia's Volunteer Graduate Scheme

Includes writings from Betty Feith and Kurnianingrat Ali Sastroamijoyo

Edited by Ann McCarthy and Ailsa Thomson Zainuddin

Publication: April 2017
RRP: AUD/US $39.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925495-22-5
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925495-23-2
Series: Herb Feith Translation Series

Buru Island: A Prison Memoir

By Hersri Setiawan; Translated by Jennifer Lindsay

Publication: January 2020
RRP: AUD/US $29.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-9258355-6-4
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-9258355-7-1
Series: Herb Feith Translation Series



Forbidden Memories:
Women’s experiences of 1965 in Eastern Indonesia

Edited by Mery Kolimon, Liliya Wetangterah and Karen Campbell-Nelson. Translated by Jennifer Lindsay

Publication: October 2015
RRP: AUD/US $39.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-90-9
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-922235-91-6
Series: Herb Feith Translation Series

Siauw Giok Tjhan: Bicultural Leader in Emerging Indonesia

By Siauw Tiong Djin

Publication: February 2018
RRP: AUD/US $39.95
ISBN (pb): 978-1-925523-36-2
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925523-38-6
Series: Herb Feith Translation Series

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Truth Will Out:
Indonesian Accounts of the 1965 Mass Violence

Edited by Dr Baskara T Wardaya SJ
Translated by Jennifer Lindsay

RRP: AUD/US $39.95
Herb Feith Translation Series
Publication: August 2013
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-922235-14-5
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-922235-15-2

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