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George Quinn

Writer / See Indonesianist



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.

Book(s)


She Wanted To Be a Beauty Queen
Collection of Short Stories
424 page(s), Lontar Foundation

In the Headlines


George Quinn: Promoting Javanese with passion

Jakarta Post / What Media Says
Dec 22, 2011


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