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The Germans, in Indonesia Culture

HISTORY OF CULTUREThe Germans, in Indonesia Culture | German scholars in the first Indonesian culture is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, never footing in Indonesia, while the second, Emil Nolde, a painter who visited Papua, Ambon, Celebes (Sulawesi), and Surakarta. Difficulties are often old data tracks have been lost in time, and in the case of Indonesia lost evicted state policy-such as loss of Harmony House in Jakarta and some other places like in Garut-did not break down the spirit of Siebert to these places for the sake of his book.

The criteria given are the intellectual encounter between leaders of Germany and Indonesia, and the encounter intellectual luminaries Indonesia with German intellectual life, deutsche Geisteswelt. The second book puts pressure on the Germans who had footing in the archipelago for various purposes and as found in the ten characters instead for a small, but the purpose of determining the nature of life and the lives of the characters themselves and the nation.

However, on the other hand a few surprises in the figures given precisely known, such as Gustav Wilhelm Baron von Imhoff, Governor General of the VOC, which in the history books in high school and college and university students are introduced to students as the Dutch, of course not surprising because he himself changed his name from von Imhoff, Germany, the van Imhoff, Netherlands. Or one will be surprised by figures such as Max Dauthendey, writers who almost never heard his name in the history of Indonesian literature, but no small role in its own way, introducing the archipelago in der Deutschen Geisteswelt; or more a niagawan like Emil Helfferich.

Within that group there was a German named Balthasar Sprenger, agents chambers of commerce, das der Handelshaus Welser of Augsburg, who three years later, in 1599, a misprint occurred in the book, written in 1509, (Seemann, von Goethe things: 8) write trip report with some title like Ostindianische Kriegsdienste und Reisen (Sailing the East Indies and the Office of the Armed Forces), Neue ost-indianische Reisebeschreibung (New Notes on the Journey to the East Indies), Journal unserer Dienst der Reise in Vereignigten geoctroyrten Niederländischen Ostindianischen Compagnie (Travel Notes We are in the Service for VOCs Oktroi rights holders), to mention a few titles.

In two letters to his friend, Carl Friedrich Zelter, in Batavia, he criticized the development pattern of the Dutch city of Batavia is done according to the European pattern, the Netherlands, which he says, not at all suited to the circumstances in the tropics. However, in terms of Brecht is the only mainstay is the name of magnitude compared to what was made for the archipelago, although the song "Surabaya-Johnny" Brecht composed and very famous in Europe. Brecht, playwright and poet who is very serious, the book Heinrich Seemann, only a mild distraction with his song quoted in full in the book, and here only quoted refrain: Surabaya-Johnny, warum du bist so spirit?

On the way back to Batavia he actually ran to the ship to be boarded Valckenier are then captured and taken back to Batavia and prosecuted. Van Imhoff given the task to update the VOC, rooting out corruption. (Siebert, Deutsche Spuren, p.: 21-44) Archipelago and the third group of cultural workers are those who think and live in Indonesia, among others, Max Dauthendey, Emil Nolde, and Walter Spies. Most of the arts community and society at large to know Walter Spies for his role in introducing the arts of Bali. However, not many know that Walter Spies, who was born in Moscow comes from a combination of the industrialist father and mother of noble descent. Book Heinrich Seemann and Rüdiger Siebert contributed invaluable to lift the relationship of two people in a very delicate area such as culture, supported by the best talents the German nation.

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