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Sundalana

Literature | Monday, 24 October 2011 | sundanesecorner.org

Hawe Setiawan

Sundalana is an official periodical of Centre for Sundanese Studies (PSS), a Bandung-based non-profit institution found by writer Ajip Rosidi and his fellow Sundanese scholars in 2002. The PSS was established due to one of the reccomendations of the 1st International Conference on Sundanese Culture (KIBS), which was held in Bandung, West Java, in 2001.

It is dedicated to the development of miltidisciplinary studies and researches on any aspect of Sundanese culture in general and to the philological researches on Old Sundanese manuscripts in particular. Since its 1st publication in 2002 it has been issued twice a year. Among the scholars that have contributed articles to the periodical are Ajip Rosidi, Edi S. Ekadjati, R.R. Hardjadibrata, Moriyama Mikihiro, Robert Wessing, and Andrew Weintraub.

Articles to be issued in this periodical can be written in both Sundanese and Indonesian, also in English as well. They are based on scholarly researches or academic thoughts. Citations and bibliographical references are included. Since it is dedicated to general readers, the articles to be issued in this periodical are composed in popular style in the sense that they are relatively free from techincal jargons.

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For more details about this periodical, one can read my previous post entitled ‘Hunting for the Ghosts: A Personal Experience in Editing and Publishing Sundalana.’

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