User:Clara dari Semarang
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I have been a Wikipedian since September 6, 2016, when I first made my tentative Wikipedia edits. My first article is Mausoleum O. G. Khouw, a local landmark in my native hometown of Jakarta, capital of Indonesia.
Although born in Jakarta, my father's family is originally from Semarang in Central Java. We are of Peranakan Chinese background with some Minahasan descent through my mother, whose family comes from Manado in North Sulawesi. Like most Jakartans, we are migrants of mixed descent. Today, I live mainly in Hong Kong, but return to Jakarta for work frequently.
My main interests include Overseas Chinese and colonial Indonesian history, in particular the social history of the 'Cabang Atas', or the traditional Chinese establishment of colonial Indonesia. Although my focus is on Java at the moment, I aim to include biographies and articles from the so-called 'Outer Islands' of Indonesia in due course.
I support WP Women in Red, and aim to create more articles on women of the colonial period in Indonesia, as well as women academics who have contributed to the study of Indonesian history and culture.
Articles I have created
In no particular order:
- Liem Thian Joe, Indonesian historian, journalist and newspaper editor.
- Khouw Khe Hien, Chinese-Indonesian aviation pionner who commissioned the first Indonesia-built aircraft, Walraven 2.
- Khouw Keng Nio, first female pilot in Indonesia and sister of Khouw Khe Hien.
- Mona Lohanda, an Indonesian historian, archivist and academic.
- The Cabang Atas.
- Oei Tjie Sien, a Chinese-Indonesian businessman and landlord, father of Majoor Oei Tiong Ham and grandfather of Madame Wellington Koo.
- Madame Wellington Koo (née Oei Hui-lan), an Indonesian-born, international socialite, fashion icon and sometime First Lady of the Republic of China.
- Khouw Tjeng Tjoan, Luitenant der Chinezen, a Batavia magnate, son of Luitenant Khouw Tian Sek and father of Khouw Kim An, the last Majoor der Chinezen of Batavia.
- Mausoleum O. G. Khouw, the last resting place of the philanthropist O. G. Khouw, nephew of Luitenant Khouw Tjeng Tjoan.
Articles I have worked on
- Oey Tamba Sia, a Batavia playboy in the mid-19th century.
- Claudine Salmon, prominent Asia scholar and widow of Denys Lombard (can't believe that she doesn't have a Wikipedia page yet, when her late husband has had one since 2011)!
- Mary Somers Heidhues, prominent Asia scholar
- Majoor Be Biauw Tjoan
- Majoor Oei Tiong Ham
- Kian Gwan
- Oei Tjong-lan, Majoor Oei TIong Ham's daughter
- Goei Bing-nio, Majoor Oei Tiong Ham's wife
- Oei Tjong Hauw and Oei Tjong Tjay, Chinese-Indonesian businessmen, sons of Majoor Oei Tiong Ham and half-brothers of Madame Koo.