The Life of Yap Thiam Hien, Indonesian Human Rights Lawyer
Daniel S. Lev
Introduction by Benedict Anderson
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The compelling personal story of human rights lawyer Yap Thiam Hien (1913-1989) brings decades of modern Indonesian history to life. No Concessions is a penetrating analysis of the trajectory of the Chinese minority in Indonesia over close to a century and the remarkable making of a civic leader. Without abandoning his ethnic roots, Yap transcended them by becoming a courageous legal defender of civil and human rights of all oppressed Indonesians, including former communists and radical Muslims.
- Published: November 2013
- Subject Listing: Asian Studies, Biography, Political Science
- Bibliographic information: 464 pp., 1 map, 6 x 9 in.
- Series: Critical Dialogues in Southeast Asian Studies
Daniel S. Lev (1931-2006) was professor of political science at the University of Washington. Among his publications are Legal Evolution and Political Authority in Indonesia: Selected Essays; Islamic Courts in Indonesia: A Study in the Political Bases of Legal Institutions; The Transition to Guided Democracy: Indonesian Politics, 1957-1959, and, as coeditor, Making Indonesia.