Ruth McVey

American researcher

1930   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Bryn Mawr College, Harvard University, Cornell University
occupation: academic

Ruth Thomas McVey (born October 22, 1930) is an American scholar of Indonesia and Southeast Asia known especially for her writings on Communism and the Indonesian Communist Party. With Benedict Anderson, she co-wrote the Cornell Paper, a 1966 work which examined the failed September 30 Movement in Indonesia. She has written and edited a number of books about Indonesian and Southeast Asian politics, including The rise of Indonesian communism (1965) and The Soviet view of the Indonesian revolution (1969).
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