Breaking barriers : portraits of inspiring Chinese-Indonesian women

Author
  • Dawis, Aimee
Additional Author(s)
-
Publisher
Singapore: Tuttle Publishing, 2013
Language
English
ISBN
9780804843898
Series
Subject(s)
  • CHINESE-INDONESIA-BIOGRAPHY
  • WOMEN-INDONESIA-BIOGRAPHY
  • SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE-INDONESIA-BIOGRAPHY
Notes
. . Index: p. 158-159
Abstract
As members of a tiny ethnic minority in Indonesia—the world's largest Islamic nation—Chinese-Indonesian women face hurdles of race and gender that others would find insurmountable. In Breaking Barriers, author Aimee Dawis profiles nine highly accomplished women who have overcome these obstacles and thrived. In this book you'll meet:
• an Olympic gold medalist
• a world-class concert pianist
• a media mogul and style icon
Plus six other extraordinary personalities in the worlds of business, science, sports, politics and the arts. In these profiles, Dawis shows us how Chinese-Indonesian women serve the needs of family and community while carving out a strong and independent role for themselves in their chosen fields through determination, a belief in their ability and strong pride in their ethnic roots. These Asian women may be members of a minority group, but their stories provide inspiration for future generations of Chinese-Indonesian women, and women everywhere.
Physical Dimension
Number of Page(s)
160p.
Dimension
21 cm.
Other Desc.
ill.
Summary / Review / Table of Content
Foreword / by Krisnina Maharani Akbar Tandjung --
A Tribute to Apo --
Dian Muljadi : an Indonesian Style Icon --
Kuei Pin Yeo : World-class Pianist and Music Professor --
Mari Elka Pangestu : Transcending the Barriers of Gender and Ethnicity --
Melani Budianta : a Dedicated Educator and Selfless Scholar --
Mely G. Tan : the Remarkable Sociologist --
Myra Sidharta : a Prolific Writer in Search of Her Cultural Roots --
Josephine W. Komara (Obin) : Bridging the Past and the Present, for the Future --
Siti Hartati Murdaya : a Visionary Philanthropist --
Susi Susanti : Indonesia's Finest Female Badminton Player --
Epilogue.
Exemplar(s)
# Accession No. Call Number Location Status
1.02362/18305.48895 Daw BLibrary - 5th Floor/CCISAvailable

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