Djakarta: Kementerian Penerangan [Ministry of Information], 1955.
Softcover. Near fine. 6 x 8-1/2 8vo in printed wraps, pp. [ii], -170,  (table of contents), with a commemorative "medal" pinned to a wove-paper printed cardstock ribbon laid in; age-toning to the wraps, a bit of rubbing to, and a pin-hole in, the ribbon, else fine. An Indonesian-language handbook issued for delegates to the highly important Asian-Africna Conference, which took place in Bandung, Indonesia in April 1955. Sponsored by five nations (Indonesia, Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan), the conference was host to 29 nations in all, including Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Cambodia, Laos, Lebanaon, Liberia, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Vietnam, and others (only one country, Central African Federation, declined the invitation). Its stated aim was to build Asian-African solidarity and to promote national movements rather than colonialism, especially in the face of the rise of the two super-powers. The conference opened with the attendees singing the Indonesian national anthem to the cheers of the populace and ended with unanimous adoption of the "Ten Principles of Bandung," which included commitments to human rights, national sovereignty, non-intervention in other countries, and settlement of all national disputes through peaceful means. Following a full-color frontispiece displaying the flags of the invited and sponsoring countries, each nation is listed, in alphabetical order, with a brief description of its location followed by sections on cities and population, climate, history, government, leader (president, prime minister, sovereign, etc.), religion and culture, and economy and industry (all in Indodesian). Each country's leader (which includes such lights as Haile Selassie and Ho Chi Minh) is depicted in a grainy half-tone b/w photograph. The lapel pin, which would have been worn by the delegate who carried this guide, sports the date of the conference and a design in four colors, which are explicated on the ribbon: white, signifyinging "right intention;" yellow representing the Asian nations; black representing the African nations; and green in honor of Indonesia as the host state. OCLC records 6 copies worldwide, none in the western hemisphere.