Charles A. Coppel

Charles Coppel is an honorary Principal Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Indonesian Chinese in Crisis (1983), Studying Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia (2002), and editor of Violent Conflicts in Indonesia (2006).

Indonesia’s massive population is comprised of hundreds of ethnicities. The ethnic Chinese are one of the largest but their numbers are much smaller than is commonly believed. Charles A. Coppel takes a look at recent census data to provide a more accurate picture of this often stigmatised group.