About the Author
Peter King is convener of the West Papua Project within University of Sydney's Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS), of which he was the Foundation President in the late 1980s. In preparing this book, he travelled extensively throughout West Papua and Indonesia. King has held professorial appointments at the University of Papua New Guinea, the University of Wollongong and in Japan at the University of Tokyo and Kagoshima University. He has had a longstanding interest in the politics of ethnic conflict and its resolution, and his previous books include Australia's Vietnam, Ethnicity and Conflict in a Post Communist World and Pangu Returns to Power.