George Quinn

Writer / See Indonesianist


He was born in New Zealand (Jul 22, 1943), and currently lives in Australia



Born in New Zealand on July 22, 1943, his love of Javanese culture began when he met Emmy Oey, an Indonesian woman of Chinese descent from Banyumas, Central Java. Since those Banyumas visits, Quinn delved deeper into Javanese language and culture while lecturing on the subject at the Australian National University, the only university in Australia that offers Javanese courses. Monash University closed its Javanese class four years ago and Sydney University 10 years ago due to lack of interest among students.

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