Wednesday, March 29, 2017,
Miller Library / 014

The rise of the modern girl, a global phenomenon of the 1920s and 1930s, profoundly influenced notions of race, class, and gender in late-colonial Indonesia. This popular female archetype represented a new world in which Asian young women could — for the first time — participate in western education and unchaperoned socializing with men. Many men and women perceived these freedoms as a challenge to long-established conservative realities. Tom Hoogervorst, postdoctoral researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, will explore these contestations through Sin Po, a Malay-language newspaper that catered mostly to Indonesia's acculturated Chinese community. Sponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities.
Contact: Megan Fossa, <>, 207-859-4165 <tel:(207)-20859-4165>

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