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xi CONTRIBUTORS Anthony Reid is a Southeast Asian historian in the Department of Political & Social Change at the Australian National University (ANU). He was founding Director both of the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore (2002–2007) and of the Centre for SoutheastAsian Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (1999–2002). Before taking up these positions, he was a longstanding member of the former Department of Pacific & Asian History at the ANU. His books include The Indonesian National Revolution (1974); The Blood of the People: Revolution and the End of Traditional Rule in Northern Sumatra (1979); Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce (2 volumes, 1988 and 1993); Charting the Shape of Early Modern Southeast Asia (1999); An Indonesian Frontier: Acehnese and Other Histories of Sumatra (2004); Imperial Alchemy: Nationalism and Political Identity in Southeast Asia (2010) and To Nation by Revolution: Indonesia in the 20th Century (2011). M. Chatib Basri is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Indonesia; Vice Chairman of the National Economic Committee of the President of Indonesia; a co-founder and Senior Partner of the CReco Research Institute; and a member of the Asia–Pacific Regional Advisory Group of the International Monetary Fund. He served as a Special Adviser to the Indonesian Minister of Finance in 2006–2010; as Sherpa to the President of Indonesia for the G20 in November 2008; and as an acting Deputy Minister of Finance for the G20 from 2006 to 2009. His more recent publications include Ideas, Interests and Oil Prices: The Political Economy of Trade Reform during Soeharto’s Indonesia (2004) (with Hal Hill), Should Indonesia Say Goodbye to Its Strategy of Facilitating Exports? (2011) (with Sjamsu Rahardja) and ‘Indonesian growth dynamics’ (Asian Economic Policy Review, June 2011) (with Hal Hill). Martin van Bruinessen is Emeritus Professor of Comparative Studies of Contemporary Muslim Societies at Utrecht University, and from 1999 to 2008 was one of the chairs at the International Institute for the Study of xii  Indonesia Rising: The Repositioning of Asia’s Third Giant Islam in the Modern World. He has carried out extensive anthropological fieldwork in Turkey and Kurdistan as well as Indonesia. His books include Tarekat Naqsyabandiyah di Indonesia (1992), Kitab Kuning, Pesantren dan Tarekat (1995) and the (co-)edited volumes Sufism and the ‘Modern’ in Asia (2007), The Madrasa in Asia: Political Activism and Transnational Linkages (2008) and Islam and Modernity: Key Issues and Debates (2009). R.E. Elson taught at Griffith University’s School of Modern Asian Studies (1979–2003), where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Asian and International Studies and Foundation Director of the Griffith Asia Pacific Research Institute (now Griffith Asia Institute). In 2003 he was appointed Professor of Southeast Asian History at the University of Queensland. He is the author of five books and numerous articles and chapters on the modern history of Indonesia and Southeast Asia, including a contribution to the Cambridge History of Southeast Asia and a political biography of former president Suharto. His most recent book is The Idea of Indonesia: A History (2008). Donald K. Emmerson heads the Southeast Asia Forum at Stanford University , where he is also affiliated with the Center on Democracy, Development , and the Rule of Law and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. Recent publications include a chapter on the sociology of knowledge of Indonesian politics (forthcoming); an article on Southeast Asian politics in the Journal of Democracy (2012); essays on ‘Asian regionalism and U.S. policy’ and ‘The problem and promise of focality in world affairs’ (2010); chapters in Islamism: Contested Perspectives on Political Islam (2009); and an edited volume, Hard Choices: Security, Democracy, and Regionalism in Southeast Asia (2009). Activities in Indonesia in 2011–2012 have included accompanying Stanford students on a study trip, covering the East Asia Summit in Bali for the Asia Times and addressing a conference on futurology in Jakarta. Gareth Evans AO QC is Chancellor of the Australian National University , Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and President Emeritus of the International Crisis Group, which he led from 2000 to 2009. He was a member of the Australian parliament for 21 years, and a cabinet minister in the Hawke and Keating governments for 13, including as foreign minister from 1988 to 1996. Ross Garnaut AO is a Vice Chancellor’s Fellow and Professorial Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne and a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University. He is one of Australia’s...


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