Harmony in Difference: Inter-ethnic Harmony Model in a Pluralistic Community
The aim of this study was to identify factors of inter-ethnic harmony, shapes of the assimilation, and social interaction patterns of Javanese and Chinese in Sudiroprajan, Surakarta. Eight subjects were recruited, consisting of four Chinese and four Javanese. Verstehen technique was used to analyse the data. The result shows that: 1) factors of inter-ethnic harmony were social-economic equal, empathy, and inter-dependence attitudes; 2) shapes of assimilation were structural, cultural, and receptional; and 3) social interaction patterns of Javanese and Chinese consist of two kinds, namely the inside interaction of the kampung was harmony, but the outside interaction of the kampung was potential to conflict.