Inspirasi Majapahit

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 by

InspirasiMajapahitInspirasi Majapahit

Editor, Daud Aris Tanudirdjo, et al.

Language: Bahasa Indonesia

Yayasan Arsari Djojohadikusumo, 2014, 186 pages, 24.5 cm

ISBN 978 602 70039 1 1 (hard cover)

Perhaps the greatness of Majapahit is only historian’s imagination and its cultural greatness might be merely a construction thought of some archaeologists. And also the grandeur of Majapahit and its court officials (ponggawa) might be just the sheer imagination of the writers. Nevertheless, historical facts prove Majapahit has inspired a nation, the Indonesian nation and the kingdom will continue  to inspire anyone who wants to find out about it.

Majapahit: Inspiration for the World

Friday, 11 December 2015 by

Majapahit inspirasiMajapahit: Inspiration for the World*

Editors: Catrini Kubontubuh and Peter Carey

Yayasan Arsari Djojohadikusumo, 2014, 111 pages, 25 cm

ISBN 978-602-70039-3-4 (hard cover)

The present volume illustrates these powerful associations linked to the name Majapahit through three initial chapters which explore in turn Majapahit’s relations with the world (Miksic, Chapter 1), the ways in which rituals currently practised in Bali reflect Majapahit precedent (made Wijaya, Chapter 2) and the dynamic and fluid nature of the Majapahit polity as illustrated in the Panji Stories and Rakwi Prapanca’s Nagarakertagma panegyric to the glory of the kingdom at its fourteenth-century height (1365) (Vickers, Chapter 3). These all celebrate the wonder that was Majapahit as pre-colonial state. Unfortunately, there is also a darker side to this inspirational legacy. This has to do with the reality of the present-day remains of the vanished court-city. The extant historical and archaeological data show us how the Majapahit empire may have managed its international diplomacy in what one might call the first ‘global age’ when Zheng He’s (1371-1433) ocean-going fleets brought Ming-dynasty Chinese to the shores of East Africa. This legacy still informs present-day international politics and diplomatic relations in the social, cultural, economic and political realms.

BukuSumitro Djojohadikusumo, Patriot, Economist, Teacher

Hendra Esmara, Aristides Katoppo, Heru Cahyono

Yayasan Arsari Djojohadikusumo, 2014

xix, 464 hal., 22 cm

ISBN 978-602-70039-1-0

Sumitro Djojohadikusumo (1917-2001) was a towering figure in 20th century Indonesia, who played a major role as a patriot struggling for his country’s independence, as the doyen and elder statesman of Indonesian economics and one of the principal architect’s of post-independence economic policy, and as beloved teacher who pioneered social science education and was instrumental in shaping the careers of several generations of economists. A team of writers and researchers led by respected journalist Aristides Katoppo spent months interviewing the late Prof.  Sumitro and others  who knew him in producing this important biography, now finally made available in English.