Hollandsch Chineesche School

Hollandsch-Chineesche School (HCS) (Dutch Chinese School) were schools established by the Dutch colonial government in Indonesia for children of Chinese descent. These schools were first established in Jakarta in 1908, mainly to compete with the Chinese language schools founded by Tiong Hoa Hwee Koan in 1901 and which attracted a lot of interest.

A Hollandsch Chineesche School in Madiun, East Java

As a comparison, in 1915, Chinese-language schools had 16,499 students, while Dutch-language schools had only 8,060 students.

The school uses Dutch as the language of instruction.[1]

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  1. ^ Suryadinata, Leo (1976). "Indonesian Policies toward the Chinese Minority under the New Order". Asian Survey. 16 (8): 770–787. doi:10.2307/2643578. ISSN 0004-4687. JSTOR 2643578.