Chinese Indonesians: A Human Narrative
From the biblical plight of Jews to Canaan, to the Vietnamese diaspora across the globe in the 1970’s, oppression has always been a part of the immigration narrative.
Chinese immigrants in Indonesia have experienced economic success, social prestige, violence, and discrimination.
This is a a legacy of Dutch colonial rule, which saw the differentiated classification of those of Chinese ancestry. Social perception and government policies concerning ethnic Chinese Indonesians have historically been wrought with discrimination.
Perceptions can change, and policies can be amended. Yet old habits die hard.
Click here to experience the story of Chinese Indonesians; aliens to their ancestral body, foreigners in their own homes.