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Soe Hok Gie (1942-12-171969-12-16) was an Indonesian activist, who opposed the successive dictatorships of Presidents Sukarno and Suharto. This article is about the year. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ... Dictatorship, in contemporary usage, refers to absolute rule by a leadership (usually one dictator) unrestricted by law, constitutions, or other social and political factors within the state. ... Sukarno Sukarno (June 6, 1901 – June 21, 1970) was the first President of Indonesia. ... General Soeharto (commonly spelled Suharto in the English-speaking world) (born June 8, 1921) was an Indonesian leader and military strongman. ...


Gie was an ethnically Chinese Roman Catholic. The name "Soe Hok Gie" is from the Hokkien dialect; in Mandarin his name would be "Su Fu-yi", represented in Hanzi as "蘇福義". Soe Hok Gie was the fourth of five children in his family; his elder brother Arief Budiman (also known as Soe Hok Djin or Su Fu-qin (蘇福秦)), a sociologist and lecturer at the Christian Satya Wacana University, was also quite a vocal critical voice in Indonesian politics. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Hokkien can refer to: The Hokkien (dialect): a Chinese dialect, often called Minnan or Minnanhua (Southern Min), a member of the Min dialect branch, similar to Taiwanese A transliteration of the name of the Fujian province of China. ... Standard Mandarin is the official Chinese spoken language used by the Peoples Republic of China, the Republic of China on Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore. ... Technical note: Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Sociology is the study of the social lives of humans, groups and societies. ... Lecturer is the name given to university teachers in most of the English-speaking world (but not at most universities in the US or Canada) who do not hold a professorship. ... As a noun, Christian is an appellation and moniker deriving from the appellation Christ, which many people associate exclusively with Jesus of Nazareth. ...


After spending his final years of senior high school at Kanisius, Gie attended the University of Indonesia from 1962 until 1969; upon finishing university he became a lecturer at his alma mater until his death. It was during his time as a student that Gie became an active dissident, protesting against President Sukarno and the PKI. Gie was a productive writer, with articles published in such newspapers as Kompas, Harian Kami, Sinar Harapan, Mahasiswa Indonesia, and Indonesia Raya. The Japanese word for a high school is kōtōgakkō (高等学校; literally high school), or kōkō (高校) in short. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... Alma mater is a term of academia. ... Communist Party of Indonesia (Partai Komunis Indonesia), was founded in 1920 in Semarang, as the successor of the Indische Sociaal-Democratische Vereeniging (ISDV, Indian Social Democratic Association). ... With no doubt, Kompas is the most wide-spread newspaper in Indonesia. ...


An avid proponent of living close to nature, Gie quoted Walt Whitman in his diary: "Now I see the secret of the making of the best person. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth". In 1965, Gie helped found Mapala UI, a student environmentalist organisation. He enjoyed hiking, and indeed died through inhaling poisonous gas while hiking up the volcanic Mount Semeru on the day before his 27th birthday. Walt Whitman Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist born on Long Island, New York. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Environmentalist is a term used to describe an advocate of environmentalism. ... A volcano is a geological landform (usually a mountain) where magma (rock of the Earths interior made molten or liquid by extremely high temperatures along with a reduction in pressure and/or the introduction of water or other volatiles) erupts through the surface of the planet. ... Semeru volcano Semeru is the tallest volcano on the island of Java and is also one of its most active. ... A birthday is the date on which a person was born. ...


Fittingly, Gie once wrote in his diary:

Seorang filsuf Yunani pernah menulis … nasib terbaik adalah tidak dilahirkan, yang kedua dilahirkan tapi mati muda, dan yang tersial adalah umur tua. Rasa-rasanya memang begitu. Bahagialah mereka yang mati muda.

This roughly translates to English as "A Greek philosopher once said... The best fate is that of the unborns, the second one is that of those who die young, and the distant third is that of those who die in the old age. I feel that this is right: Happy are those who die young." Gie attributed the statement, which echoes similar comments from Friedrich Nietzsche, to an anonymous Greek philosopher. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a profoundly influential German philosopher, psychologist, and classical philologist. ... A philosopher is a person devoted to studying and producing results in philosophy. ...


His diary was published in 1983, under the title Catatan Seorang Demonstran (English: Annotations of a Demonstrator). Gie's university thesis was also published, as Di Bawah Lantera Merah (Under the Red Lantern). 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Gie's diary served as the inspiration for a 2005 film, Gie, which was directed by Riri Riza and starred Nicholas Saputra as Soe Hok Gie. Gie is also the subject of a 1997 book, written by Dr John Maxwell and entitled Soe Hok-Gie: Diary of a Young Indonesian Intellectual. The book was translated into Bahasa Indonesia in 2001, and re-titled Soe Hok-Gie: Pergulatan Intelektual Muda Melawan Tirani (which roughly translates to English as Soe Hok-Gie: A Young Intellectual's Struggle Against Tyranny). 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gie is a 2005 biographical film directed by Riri Riza. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is the official language of Indonesia and a remarkable language in several ways. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


References

  • Catalogue listing for John Maxwell's Soe Hok-Gie (Bahasa Indonesia). Accessed 2005-09-28.
  • Soe Hok Gie (Bahasa Indonesia). 'Blog entry, accessed 2005-09-28.

2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (272nd in leap years). ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (272nd in leap years). ...

Further reading

  • Maxwell, John, Soe Hok-Gie: Pergulatan Itelektual Muda Melawan Tirani, ISBN 979-444-422-7

External links

  • Mapala UI homepage (Bahasa Indonesia)

 
 

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