Proceedings of the 2nd International Seminar on Cultural Sciences of Brawijaya, ISCS 2022, 9–10 November 2022, Malang, Indonesia

Research Article

Is Chinese Indonesian a Problem?

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.9-11-2022.2329436,
        author={Nanang  Endrayanto and Wandayani  Goeyardi and Diah Ayu Wulan},
        title={ Is Chinese Indonesian a Problem?},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Seminar on Cultural Sciences of Brawijaya, ISCS 2022, 9--10 November 2022, Malang, Indonesia},
        keywords={chinese indonesian ethnicity minority cultural studies},
  • Nanang Endrayanto
    Wandayani Goeyardi
    Diah Ayu Wulan
    Year: 2023
    Is Chinese Indonesian a Problem?
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.9-11-2022.2329436
Nanang Endrayanto1,*, Wandayani Goeyardi1, Diah Ayu Wulan1
  • 1: Chinese Literature, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya
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This study aims to examine the problematic characteristics of present research approaches for modern Chinese studies in Indonesia. Notable is the fact that scholars have utilised diverse, broad, and intricate research resources in their studies on Chinese Indonesians. Therefore, a comprehensive examination of all research conducted on Chinese Indonesian is both challenging and impossible. Consequently, a critical-exploratory technique was chosen by doing a close reading of purposely selected texts, particularly those focusing on issues relating to the political and economic elements of identity (ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic). Existing research has a tendency to prematurely conclude and conceal the investigation's subject in terms of ethnicity and minority status. In order to analyse Chinese studies in Indonesia, this evaluation will introduce Cultural Studies as an approach that allows for open-ended and tentative formulation.