Kezia Dewi in kebaya encim, a mode of dress characteristic of Chinese peranakan women in Southeast Asia. Photo: Handout
Kezia Dewi in kebaya encim, a mode of dress characteristic of Chinese peranakan women in Southeast Asia. Photo: Handout
Indonesia

For Chinese-Indonesians in Yogyakarta, a Dutch colonial law is the reason for why they can’t own land

  • The semi-autonomous Indonesian sultanate only grants ethnic Chinese citizens up to 30-year leasehold titles, after it resurrected a Dutch colonial-era law
  • While the ban is seen as discriminatory and perpetuating racial identity politics, attempts to abolish it have come to nothing

Topic |   Indonesia
Kezia Dewi in kebaya encim, a mode of dress characteristic of Chinese peranakan women in Southeast Asia. Photo: Handout
Kezia Dewi in kebaya encim, a mode of dress characteristic of Chinese peranakan women in Southeast Asia. Photo: Handout
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