Australian academic David Reeve and Onghokham in 1985. Photo: Handout
Australian academic David Reeve and Onghokham in 1985. Photo: Handout
Indonesia

Indonesian historian Onghokham’s ‘fearless’ life as gay Chinese man, Java expert celebrated in biography

  • The book delves into Onghokham’s struggle to come to terms with his sexuality, his advocacy of Chinese assimilation in Indonesia, and his love for Javanese culture
  • After he had a stroke in 2001, Onghokham tasked his close friend and academic David Reeve to work on the biography and share the truth of his colourful life, warts and all

Australian academic David Reeve and Onghokham in 1985. Photo: Handout
Australian academic David Reeve and Onghokham in 1985. Photo: Handout
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