Selected Materials on East Timor/Timor Leste

prepared by Rohayati Paseng Barnard




Berlie, Jean A. (2001). East Timor: a bibliography.  Paris: Indes savants.


Jardine, Matthew and Charles Scheiner (1995). Bibliography of books and articles on East Timor White Plains, NY: East Timor Action Network/United States.


Rony, Kohar A. (1997) The Portuguese in Southeast Asia: Malacca, Moluccas, East Timor.  Hamburg: Abera Verlag.


Sherlock, Kevin. (1980) A bibliography of Timor: including East (formerly Portuguese) Timor West (formerly Dutch) Timor and the island of Roti.  Canberra: Australian National University.





Hajek, John and Alexandre Vital Tilman. (2001). East Timorphrasebook.  Footscray, Vic.; Oakland, CA: Lonely Planet.


Monteiro, Fransiskus.  (1985) Kamus Tetun-Indonesia.  Jakarta: Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa, Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan.


Morris, Cliff. (1984). Tetun-English dictionary.  Canberra, A.C.T., Australia: Dept. of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.


Soares, Octavio "Amakai" (1999). East Timor, land of the rising sun: a traveler's guide plus English-Indonesian-Tetum dictionary.  Yogyakarta: Penerbit Kanisius.





Andringa, Diana (director), (2003) East Timor: dreams of the crocodile East Molesey, U.K.: Journeyman Pictures [videorecording]


Barry, Sophia & Lyndal Barry (2001), The long road to freedom [videorecording]


Byrne, Louise (1998) Tata-hateke ba dok, Timor.  Portugal: Expo '98 Lisboa, Pavilhão de Portugal: Tradisom [sound recording]


Camera, Max Stahl ... [et al.]; editor (1997) Sometimes I must speak out strongly: Carlos Ximenes Belo, Bishop of East Timor.  A Gillian film in association with Intervision Production [videorecording]


Hanunu Kore A`an (1998), He le le le. Parramatta, N.S.W.: East Timor Relief Association [sound recording]


Hughes, Jen (2001). The Circle of Stones.  [Washington, D.C.] : Jen Hughes: distributed by East Timor Action Network/US [videorecording]


Tifa Group, Maya Tomasouw, Ronny Tomasoa, Obet Mahino, Elsa Tomasouw, and Yusten Ndaumanu (1997) Timor Timur: Indonesian folksongs, East Timor Jakarta: GNP [Gema Nada Pertiwi]: distributed by Cakrawala Musik Nusantara [sound recording]




Suara TimorTimur, Dili: Yayasan Tatoli Naroman, daily newspaper.




(Available via Electronic Resources on UH Library online catalog)

Bibliography of Asian Studies (citations only)

Country Report: East Timor (full text)

LEXIS NEXIS (full text)

Southeast Asian Serials (citations only,




Adam, Asvi Warman (2001), The third wave in Indonesian history and the East Timor case.  In: Sousa, Ivo Carneiro de; Leirissa, Richard Z., eds. Indonesia-Portugal: five hundred years of historical relationship. Lisbon: Portuguese Centre for the Study of Southeast Asia (CEPESA), 2001. 259p. 2001 233-242.


Anderson, Benedict (2002), Imagining East Timor In: Timor: les defis de l'independance. Paris: Editions Karthala, 433p. 2002, 233-239.


Audley-Charles, Michael Geoffrey (1968) The geology of Portuguese Timor, London, Geological Society of London.


Bird, Ross (1999).  Inside out East Timor.  Text by Xanana Gusmao, Jose Ramos Horta, Carlos Ximenes Belo.  Victoria. Australia: Herman Press.


Carey; P B. R and G Carter Bentley (1995) East Timor at the crossroads: the forging of a nation Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawai'i Press.

Chomsky, Noam (1998) East Timorand world order In: Leite, Pedro Pinto, ed. The East Timor problem and the role of Europe. Leiden: International Platform of Jurists for East Timor (IPJET), 1998. 303p. 65-81.


Cotton, James (2001), ˇ°Australia's commitment in East Timor: a review article,ˇ± Contemporary Southeast Asia (Singapore) 23, no.3 (Dec) 552-568.


Djalal, Hasjim (2002), ˇ°Indonesia-Australia-East Timor maritime boundaries and border issues: Indonesian perspective,ˇ± Indonesian Quarterly (Jakarta) 30, no. 4: 344-350.


Dunn, James (2003).  East Timor a rough passage to independence Double Bay, N.S.W., Australia: Longueville Books.


Dwan, Renata (2002) Executive policing: enforcing the law in peace operationsOxford; New York: Oxford University Press.



Fitapatrick, Daniel (2002). Land claims in East Timor, Canberra: Asia Pacific Press at the Australian National University.


Fox, James J. and Dionisio Babo Soare (eds) (2000). Out of the ashes: destruction and reconstruction of East Timor, Adelaide: Crawford House


Gorjao, Paulo (2002). ˇ°Japan's foreign policy and East Timor, 1975-2002 Asian Survey (Berkeley, CA) 42, no.5 (Sep-Oct) 754-771


Greenlees, Don and Robert Garran (2002). Deliverance: the inside story of East Timor's fight for freedom Crow's Nest, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin.


Gusmao, Kirsty Sword (2003).  A Woman of Independence.  Australia:  Macmillan.


Gusmão, Xanana. (2000).  To resist is to win! :  The autobiography of Xanana Gusmao with selected letters & speeches / edited by Sarah Niner; principal translators Jose Luis Perestrelo Botelheiro, Ana Norunha ... [et al]. Richmond, Vic.: Aurora Books with David Lovell Publishing.

Hainsworth, Paul; McCloskey, Stephen, eds (2000). The East Timor question: the struggle for independence from Indonesia London: I.B. Tauris.


Hicks, David (2004). Tetum ghosts & kin: fertility and gender in East TimorLong Grove, Ill.: Waveland Press.


Hill, Hal; Joao Saldanha, eds. (2001).  East Timor: development challenges for the world's newest nation Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies; Canberra: Asia Pacific Press.


Hohe, Tanja (2002), ˇ°The clash of paradigms: international administration and local political legitimacy in East Timor,ˇ± Contemporary Southeast Asia (Singapore) 24, no.3 (Dec) 569-589.


Inbaraj, Sonny and Walden F Bello (1997).   East Timor: blood and tears in Asean Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books.


Jolliffe, Jill (1997).  The East Timor question [microform].  Lisse, The Netherlands: MMF Publications.  (Consists of clippings, correspondence, photos and other documents gathered in the course of over twenty years of reporting on EastTimor by Australian journalist, Jill Jolliffe)


Jolliffe, Jill (2001) Cover-up: the inside story of the Balibo Five.  Melbourne: Scribe Publications.


Jolliffe, Jill (1978).  East Timor: nationalism and colonialism.  St. Lucia, Q.: University of Queensland Press.


Kammen, Douglas.  ˇ°Master-Slave, Traitor-Nationalist, Opportunist-Oppressed: political metaphors in East Timorˇ± In: Indonesia (Ithaca, N.Y.) October 2003, no.76, pp.1-17.


Lee, Robert (2000). Potuguese Timor on the eve of the Pacific War In: Disney, Anthony; Booth, Emily, eds. Vasco da Gama and the linking of Europe and Asia. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.


Lennox, Rowena  (2000).  Fighting spirit of East Timor: the life of Martinho da Costa Lopes.  London; New York: Zed Books: Distributed in the USA exclusively by St Martins Press.


Lloyd, Grayson J (2000). The diplomacy on East Timor: Indonesia, the United Nations and the international community In: Fox, James J.; Soares, Dionisio Babo, eds. Out of the ashes: destruction and reconstruction of East Timor. Adelaide: Crawford House, 2000. 297p. 79-105.


O'Connor, Sue; Spriggs, Matthew; Veth, Peter (2002). Excavation at Lene Hara cave establishes occupation in East Timor at least 30,000-35,000 years ago Antiquity (Cambridge, England) 76, no.291 (Mar) 45-50.


Ramos-Horta, Jose; Pires, Emilia (2001). ˇ°How will the macroeconomy be managed in an independent East Timor? An East Timorese view,ˇ± Finance and Development (Washington, DC) 38, no.1 (Mar) 22-23.


Ramos-Horta, Jose [], Jeffrey Hopkins [editor] (2000).  The art of peace: Nobel Peace laureates discuss human rights, conflict and reconciliation.  Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion Publications.


Shoesmith, Dennis (2003). Timor-Leste: divided leadership in a semi-presidential system Asian Survey (Berkeley, CA) 43, no.2 (Mar-Apr) 231-252.


Smith, Michael G., Moreen Dee (2003).  Peacekeeping in East Timor: the path to independence Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers.


Subianto, Landry Haryo (2002).  A state in the making: international actors in East Timor. In: Soesastro, Hadi; Subianto, Landry Haryo, eds. Peace building and state building in East Timor. Jakarta: Centre for Strategic and International Studies, 2002. 169p. 138-168.


Taylor, John G (1991). Indonesia's forgotten war: the hidden history of East Timor London; Atlantic Highlands, N.J., USA: Zed Books.


Tulloch, J (2003). Initial steps in rebuilding the health sector in East Timor, Washington, DC: National Academies Press.


Valdivieso, Luis M.; Lopez-Mejia, Alejandro (2001). ˇ°East Timor: macroeconomic management on the road to independence,ˇ± Finance and Development (Washington, DC) 38, no.1 (Mar) 18-23.


Williams-van Klinken, Catharina, John Hajek and Rachel Nordlinger (2002) Tetun Dili : a grammar of an East Timorese language Canberra, ACT : Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University.