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Chen Jieyang Jonathan is an Associate Research Fellow at the Indonesia Programme. He joined the Indonesia Programme in December 2012 after obtaining his M.Sc degree in International Relations in 2010 at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). In addition, he also has a Masters of Arts degree in Southeast Asia Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS). His undergraduate days were at the Nanyang Business School (NBS), graduating with honours in Business (Marketing). Prior to joining the Indonesia Programme, he worked in the Singapore Research Nexus in NUS doing translation and research work on Singapore. During his studies in RSIS and NUS, Jonathan has participated in several regional conferences representing Singapore including the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange Students and Youth (2009), EUC-RSIS Summer Programme (June 2012) and the ASEAN Plus 3 Youth Symposium in Phnom Penh (October 2012). Jonathan has a good proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia – having attended an intensive language training course at Wisma Bahasa at Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He has co-authored two working papers titled “Popular Mandate and the Coming-of-Age of Social Media’s Presence in Indonesian Politics Post-Reformasi” (with Adhi Priamarizki) and “Old Society, New Youths: An Overview of Youth and Popular Participation in Post-Reformasi Indonesia” (with Emirza Adi Syailendra). Together with Assoc Prof Leonard Sebastian and Emirza, Jonathan co-authored a monograph titled Pemuda Rising: Why Indonesia Should Pay Attention to its Youth in 2014. He is a co-author with Leonard Sebastian and Adhi Priamarizki of Indonesia Beyond Reformasi: Necessity and the ‘De-Centering” of Democracy, Maryland Series in Contemporary Asian Studies, no. 3 – 2014 (218), Carey School of Law, University of Maryland. His publications have appeared in The Diplomat, Jakarta Post, East Asia Forum, Eurasia Review as well as with Perth USAsia Centre.
Areas of Expertise
- Political Parties of Indonesia
- State and Society in Indonesia
- Indonesian Ethnic Chinese Community
- Contemporary Issues of Timor-Leste
- China-Indonesia Relations
- Indonesia Foreign Policy
WP269 | Old Society, New Youths: An Overview of Youth and Popular Participation in Post-Reformasi Indonesia
05 March, 2014
WP268 | Popular Mandate and the Coming-of-Age of Social Media’s Presence in Indonesia Politics Post-Reformasi
18 February, 2014
Maintaining Harmony: Indonesia’s Inter-Religious Forum
12 March, 2020
Assessing Jokowi’s First Term - ‘Jokowinomics’: Has It Worked?
08 August, 2019
Indonesian Presidential Election 2019 - East Java: Deadheat in a Battleground Province
27 March, 2019
Indonesian Presidential Election 2019 - Politics at the Periphery: The ‘Outer Island’ Phenomenon
01 February, 2019
CO18107 | Indonesia’s 2018 Regional Elections - West Kalimantan: Identity Politics at the Forefront
26 June, 2018
CO18098 | The East Java Gubernatorial Race: Dead Heat but Non-Controversial
18 June, 2018
CO17161 | Indonesia-Singapore Relations: Between New Order and Reformasi Era
06 September, 2017
CO16290 | Politics, Plurality and Inter-Group Relations - Jakarta’s 2017 Gubernatorial Elections: More Than Just Politics
29 November, 2016
CO15273 | Simultaneous Local Elections in Indonesia: More Power for Incumbents?
17 December, 2015
CO15026 | Jokowi’s Vessel Sinking Policy: A Question of Propriety
10 February, 2015
CO14208 | MD3 Laws in Indonesia: Sword of Damocles over the Jokowi Presidency?
21 October, 2014
CO14187 | Abolishing Indonesia’s Direct Local Elections: Missing the Forest for the Trees?
23 September, 2014
CO14171 | Indonesia’s Presidential Dilemma: Can Jokowi Avoid the Accountability Trap?
02 September, 2014
CO14131 | Indonesian Presidential Election 2014: Tipping Point?
08 July, 2014
CO14075 | Aftermath of Indonesia’s Legislative Elections: Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth
22 April, 2014
CO14045 | Simultaneous Elections in 2019: Strong Parliament, Weak Presidency?
05 March, 2014
CO13173 | Labour Protests in Indonesia: Treading the Tightrope of Minimum Wage
23 September, 2013
CO13162 | Indonesia's Democratic Evolution: Political Engineering Post-Reformasi
30 August, 2013
CO13147 | Indonesia's Subsidies for Cash: Economics over Politics?
07 August, 2013
CO13108 | Youth and the "Jokowi Effect": Strike while the Iron is Hot?
17 June, 2013
- Cina Timor: Baba, Hakka, and Cantonese in the Making of Timor-Leste (with Douglas Kanmen). Singapore: Yale University Southeast Asia Studies, 2019
- Leonard C. Sebastian, Jonathan Chen, and Adhi Priamarizki, “Indonesia Beyond Reformasi : Necessity and the ‘De-Centering’ of Democracy,” Maryland Series in Contemporary Asian Studies, Number 3 – 2014 (218), Carey School of Law, University of Maryland.
- “One party’s lonely battle for minority voices in Indonesia”, The Conversation, 15 April 2019
- Jokowi and Indonesian Democracy
- Chen, Jonathan, and Emirza Adi Syailendra, “Jokowi and Indonesian Democracy,” The Diplomat, 11 April 2014 http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/jokowi-and-indonesian-democracy/
- Chen, Jonathan, “Does Size Matter in Indonesia’s Party System?” East Asia Forum, 5 April 2014./ http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/04/05/does-size-matter-in-indonesias-party-system/
- Chen, Jonathan and Adhi Priamarizki, “The New Media Factor and Various Campaign Forms and Tactics in Indonesia,” TheJakartaPost.com, 17 January 2014. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/01/17/the-new-media-factor-and-various-campaign-forms-and-tactics-indonesia.html
Last updated on 22/08/2017