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In: Chewing Over the West
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In: The Komedie Stamboel
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In: The Komedie Stamboel
In: The Komedie Stamboel
In: The Komedie Stamboel
In: The Komedie Stamboel
In: The Komedie Stamboel

Java did not enjoy a significant place in the American imagination during the nineteenth century, and in contrast to India, China, or Japan was rarely an artistic subject. In the early years of the twentieth century, adventurous artist-travellers occasionally gave exhibitions of paintings and sculptures of Indonesian subjects. In the days when illustrated lectures were still a popular entertainment, one might also attend a talk on Java by itinerant lecturers such as Dwight Elmendorf.

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