Chinese correspondence in Dutch East Indies (1865-1949)

Wacana: Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia. 2017;18(2):343-384 DOI 10.17510/wacana.v18i2.588


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Journal Title: Wacana: Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia

ISSN: 1411-2272 (Print); 2407-6899 (Online)

Publisher: University of Indonesia

Society/Institution: University of Indonesia, Faculty of Humanities

LCC Subject Category: General Works

Country of publisher: Indonesia

Language of fulltext: Indonesian, English

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Tjong Han Siem


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Time From Submission to Publication: 21 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

This article is an attempt to describe some aspects of the social history of the Chinese minority in the Dutch East Indies using items of postal history as a guide. It is a very personal view, seen through the eyes of a philatelist. Using a postal history collection, aspects of political history can be illustrated and/or documented. This article is certainly not to be read as a solid, documented scientific exercise. It should be read in the spirit of educational entertainment.