Asian Culture and Arts - 2005-2006




Winter Quarter Activities - Week Four



This week your assignment is to come to seminar prepared with a three-page continuation of the book, Twilight in Jakarta. Select several characters and continue their story. Do not write it entirely in dialogue; instead, notice how Lubis uses dialogue sparingly to convey things that prose cannot. Be prepared to read your composition out loud. Practice first so that you do not stumble over the names. Note: when pronouncing Indonesian names, the vowels are like Spanish: ah, eh, ee, oh, oo (a, e, i, o, u). You might be interested in locating more information about Jakarta, to get a sense of what it is like right now. The following websites may be of interest to you, especially those that were created by Indonesians with foreigners in mind.

Jakarta Online

The Jakarta Post

US Embassy Guide to Jakarta

Jakarta on Wikipedia

Lonely Planet Guide to Jakarta


Twilight in Jakarta (Mochtar Lubis). This reading is available on closed reserve in the library. It is not the complete novel; it is several chapters of the book. You should still be able to follow the lives of the various intersecting characters as they move through the space of a year in this deeply corrupt, noisy, dirty city.

Tuesday, January 31

10-12: Com 110 (Roy), Com 341 (Williams), Com 323 (Tsutsumi) and Com 210 (Jang)

Workshops on language and arts. Note that Setsuko's workshop begins at 11 am.

1-4: Com 107 - Popular Culture of Indonesia (Williams)

Wednesday, February 1

10-12: Com 310 (Tsutsumi), Com 320 (Roy), Com 323 (Jang), Com 338 (Williams)

Morning seminars will be on themes introduced by the readings; do not forget to bring copies of the week's reading.

1-4: rehearsals, films, and independent practice on your own.

NOTE: those students in the workshop of Setsuko Tsutsumi should come to Seminar II, D3109 for weekly films on Wednesday afternoons.

Thursday, February 2

10-12: Com 110 (Roy), Com 341 (Williams), Com 323 (Tsutsumi) and Com 210 (Jang)

Workshops on language and arts

1-4: Lecture Hall 3 - Film: The Year of Living Dangerously (Williams)

Contact Faculty | Academic Program Pages