Surabaya, City of Work: A Socioeconomic History, 1900-2000
Ohio University Press, 2002 - 541 halaman
Surabaya is Indonesia's second largest city but is not well known to the outside world. Yet in 1900, Surabaya was a bigger city than Jakarta and one of the main commercial centers of Asia. Collapse of sugar exports during the 1930s depression, followed by the Japanese occupation, revolution, and independence, brought on a long period of stagnation and retreat from the international economy. Not until the export boom of the 1990s did Surabaya regain prominence as Southeast Asia's leading non-capital-city industrial area.
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Outwardly Surabaya remained calm , waiting , though thousands of Indonesians
continued to pour out of the city and the looting of factories , defense posts , and
offices continued almost unchecked ( Frederick 1989 , 87 - 88 ) . On Sunday ...
The nervous Dutch saw these as symptoms of republican infiltration and were
alarmed at the quantities of ammunition that continued to be uncovered . Careful
screenings were carried out of ward ( wijk ) administration and some local
Meanwhile , Indonesian firms , both private and public and including banks ,
factories , shipping companies , and the airline Garuda , had continued to build
their own housing complexes for white - collar staff , partly as payment of wages