Former ISEAS Director dies, 94

In Memoriam
Professor J.D. Legge, Former ISEAS Director (4 August 1969 to 3 August 1970)
  Source: ISEAS Library  

ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute is saddened to learn news of the passing of Professor John D. Legge (1921 – 2016). From 4 August 1969 to 3 August 1970, he was Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (now known as ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute). As a renowned expert on Indonesian history, he developed ISEAS’ research programme and built up the ISEAS Library’s collection of Indonesian documents.  

ISEAS Library holds a selection of Professor Legge’s written works including: 

  • (2003) Sukarno: A Political Biography. 3rd edition. Singapore: Archipelago Press
  • (2000) Australia: Monash Asia Institute
  • (1999) Australian Outlook: A History of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. Australia: Dept of International Relations, Australian National University.
  • (1997) New Directions in Australian Foreign Policy: Australia and Indonesia, 1945-50. Australia: Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University.
  • (1988) Intellectuals and Nationalism in Indonesia: a Study of the Following Recruited by Sutan Sjahrir in Occupation Jakarta. USA: Cornell Modern Indonesia Project Publications.