Saturday, July 23, 2005
The title of the paper is: EAST TIMOR THE WORLD’S NEWEST COUNTRY
The purpose of this book is to provide students with an overview the world’s newest nation—East Timor. The narrative begins with a section on pre-colonial Timor and continues through the Portuguese era. It covers the 25-year period when Indonesia governed the entire island of Timor. After a varied and violent past, on September 27, 2002 this little known state became the United Nation’s 191st member. In addition to an accounting of important historical events, the book covers language, education, religion, women’s issues and government.
Center for Southeast Asian Studies School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa March 2004
Please click at the title to download the paper.