Print Resources About East Timor
The following selective list of books and articles is intended to help readers better understand the history of East Timor and its struggle against Indonesia. The British Campaign for the Release of Indonesian Political Prisoners publishes a journal, TAPOL, which has devoted considerable space to East Timor issues. Those interested in U.S. policy should consult the Government Publications Index which cites Congressional hearings as well as State Department publications.
A broad spectrum of issues and perspectives included in this list highlight the materials available to faculty and students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For more complete listing of resources consult the Electronic Library, printed bibliographies and indexes found in the Reference Department of Memorial Library, or the collection of Internet Resources about East Timor available through this Web site. The Electronic Library: Indexing and Abstracting Databases: Area and International Studies might be useful also.
Bibliographies and additional guides to resources:
East Timor Bibliography and Articles TimorNet, Universidade de Coimbra. Very comprehensive listing of articles and monographs with links to full-text articles.
Rowland, Ian. Timor: Including the Islands of Roti and Ndo. Oxford: Clio Press, 1992.
Sherlock, Kevin. A Bibliography of Timor. Canberra: Australia National University, 1980.
The following resources are listed in chronological order:
Freney, Denis. Timor: Freedom Caught between the Powers. Nottingham: Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation for Spokesman Books, 1975.
Costa, Fransisco Borja da. Revolutionary Poems in the Struggle Against Colonialism. Sydney: Wild and Woolley, 1976.
East Timor Information and Research Project. Indonesian Intervention in East Timor: A Chronology. Ithaca, NY: The Project, 1976.
East Timor Provisional Government. Massacre in East Timor. Dili: Governo Provisorio Timor Loro Sae, 1976?
Franke, Richard W. East Timor: The Hidden War. New York: East Timor Defense Committee, 1976.
Crawford, Robert and Perumala Dayanidhi. "East Timor: A Study in De-Colonization." Indonesian Quarterly. 33:4 (Oct./Dec. 1977): 419-431.
Hoadley, J. Stephen. "Indonesia's Annaxation of East Timpor: Political, Administrative and Developmental Initiatives," South East Asian Affairs (Annual). (1977) 133-142.
Indonesia, Dept. of Foreign Affairs, comp. Decolonization in East Timor. Jakarta: Dept. of Information, Republic of Indonesia, 1977.
Jolliffe, Jill. East Timor: Nationalism and Colonialism. St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1978.
Kohen, Arnold. An Act of Genocide: Indonesia's Invasion of East Timor. London: TAPOL, 1979.
Retboll, Torben, ed. East Timor, Indonesia and the Western Democracies: A Collection of Documents. Copenhagen: Documentation Dept. of IWGIA, 1980. DS646.57 E27
Sidell, Scott. "The United States and Genocide in East Timor," Journal of Contemporary Asia. 11:1 (1981): 44-61.
East Timor, Five Years After the Indonesia Invasion: Testimony Presented at the Decolonization Committee of the United Nations' General Assembly, October 1980. Cambridge, MA.: Cultural Survival, 1983.
East Timor Violations of Human Rights: Extrajudicial Executions, "Disappearances", Torture and Political Imprisonment, 1975-1984. London: Amnesty International Publications, 1985.
Ramos-Horta, Jose. Funu: The Unfinished Saga of East Timor. Trenton, NJ: Red Sea Press, 1987.
Retboll, Torben. "The East Timor Conflict and Western Response." Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars. 19:1 (Jan./March 1987): 24-40.
East Timor Strives for a Better Future. Dili: Provincial Government of East Timor, 1990.
"Open Defiance in East Timor and West Papua," TAPOL. 97 (Feb. 1990); 1-2.
Taylor, John G. Indonesia's Forgotten War: The Hidden History of East Timor. London: Zed Books, 1991.
A Paz e Possivel em Timor Leste, comp. and ed. East Timor after Santa-Cruz: Indonesia and the International Order. Lisbon, Portugal: A Paz e Possivel em Timor Leste, 1992.
Lima, Maria Fernanda. Obligations of Portugal as the Adminstering Power of the Non-Self Governing Territory of East Timor. lisboa: Assembleia de Republica, 1992.
Second Symposium on Timor. East Timor, Land of Hope. Oporto, Portugal: Oporto University, 1992.
McCrum, Robert. "Indifferent Death: Indifference, Public Apathy and Arms Sales have Enabled Indonesia to Get Away with Murder and Genocide in East Timor," Index on Censorship : 23 (May/June 1994): 214-220.
Saldanha, Joao Mariano de Sousa. Political Economy of East Timor Development. Jakarta: Pustaka Sinar Harapan, 1994.
Carey, Peter and G. Carter Bentley, eds. East Timor at the Crossroads: The Forging of a Nation. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1995. DS646.57 E255 1995
International Law and the Question of East Timor. London: Catholic Institute for International Relations ; Leiden: International Platform of Jurists for East Timor, 1995.
Jardine, Matthew. East Timor: Genocide in Paradise. Tuscon, AZ: Odonian Press, 1995.
John, Clement, ed. East Timor: Prospects for Peace. Geneva, Switzerland: Unit on Justice, Peace and Creation, World Council of Churches, 1995.
Franks, E. "Women and Resistance in East Timor: The Centre, as They Say, Knows Itself by the Margins," Women's Studies International Forum. 19: 1/2 (Jan-April, 1996): 155-168.
Sall, M. E. "Australian Foreign Policy and East Timor," Australian Journal of International Affairs. 49: 2 (Nov. 1995): 207-222.
Tarling, N. "Britain, Portugal and East Timor in 1941," Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. 27: 2 (March 1996): 132-138.