Julie Fison is a young adult fiction author.
"This is an important and thoughtful book on the identity of the Chinese in Indonesia since the fall of Suharto. It makes an important contribution not only to Indonesian studies but also to studies of the 'overseas Chinese' elsewhere and of ethnic minorities generally. It is theoretically sophisticated: it problematizes Chinese identity and uses theories of identity, multiculturalism and hybridity to make sense of Chinese identities in Indonesia. At the same time, it takes into account the history and particular situation of the Chinese in Indonesia. The representation of Chinese and 'pribumi' subjectivities and the analysis of the ways stereotypes function in real life in the constitution of identities are particularly engaging. Best of all, the book presents sophisticated concepts and complex processes in a clear and readable way." --Lyn Parker, author of "From Subjects to Citizens: Balinese Villagers in the Indonesian Nation-State" (2003), and editor of "The Agency of Women in Asia" (2005) and "Women and Work in Indonesia" (2007)