Reinventing the Cross Culture of Paddy in Indonesia

Abstract

The cross-culture of rice is interesting to revisit. After nearly twenty centuries, a clear historiography of West Java's Indonesia rice culture history is needed. This study aims to reinventing the cross-cultural dynamics of rice in Indonesia by taking a case study in West Java province from the inception of records on rice cultivation in Indonesia to the current situation. This study uses a literature study approach and in-depth interviews with experts in rice farming culture in Indonesia which was held from April to December 2020. Research result show that the record of Lombard regarding the development of rice culture which explicitly states that rice developed massively in West Java in the 17-18 centuries. If we trace the history of rice in West Java, until now only folklore has been treated to questionable values and ideals, both absolutely and ecologically. The history of rice in West Java, until now only folklore has been treated to questionable values and ideals, both absolutely and ecologically. Japonica and Indica rice that develop in Asia, then in the West Java inland, various local rice varieties are known, which is the result of a cross or different from the two types of rice that came from China and India. The research results also identified three weaknesses in the development of rice culture in West Java, including the lack of local monographs, unsustainable sources of information; and Javanese agrarian historiography has not been comprehensively accepted.



Author Information
Ahmad Choibar Tridakusumah, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
Ganjar Kurnia, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
Gani Jaelani, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
Iwan Setiawan, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
Adi Nugraha, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

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Conference: ACCS2021
Stream: Sociology

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