Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Sciences Education - "Multicultural Transformation in Education, Social Sciences and Wetland Environment" (ICSSE 2017)

The Policies of Indonesian Government on Chinese Ethnic in the Context of Multiculturalism

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Yeni Kurniawati S, Iing Yulianti
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Yeni Kurniawati S
Available Online November 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icsse-17.2018.75How to use a DOI?
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Government policy, Chinese Ethnic, Multiculturalism
Abstract

The sociocultural reality of Indonesia is a community which is ethnically, culturally and religiously plural. On one hand, the diversity is a blessing, but on the other hand, it also has a potential to generate conflict, especially if the differences are not well managed. Multiculturalism is a notion appreciating the diversity of cultures existing in a society. The existence of Chinese ethnic in Indonesia is a fact which ultimately leads to the need for openness to accept them as an integrated part of the community. This was shown by the inhabitants of our country before the existence of colonial powers that were able to build harmonious relationships with migrants from China. The policy of colonial power which imposed a system of separation between ethnic groups led to the absence of a harmonious relationship between these different groups of nations. The laws of wijkenstelsel and passenstelsel became a force that increasingly separated Chinese ethnic from other ethnic groups. For colonial rulers, this could be understood as a politics to strengthen their power in the midst of a separated society. The style of policy implemented by the Dutch colonial government was readopted by the New Order government, in addition to the existence of political policy. The purpose of the assimilation policy was the desire to remove the negative stereotype of Chinese ethnic that had been created since the colonial period and eliminated the exclusive nature of Chinese ethnic to achieve the unity within the community and to create a multicultural society.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Sciences Education - "Multicultural Transformation in Education, Social Sciences and Wetland Environment" (ICSSE 2017)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2017
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978-94-6252-451-4
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2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icsse-17.2018.75How to use a DOI?
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© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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