Aug 19, 2018 Last Updated 4:51 AM, Aug 8, 2018

Edition 133: Sport in Indonesia

Sport, culture and politics in Indonesia

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Aug 05, 2018

Sport in Indonesia

Terminal 3 Bandara Internasional Soekarno Hatta, Tangerang, Banten, Kamis (2/8). ANTARA FOTO/Rivan Awal Lingga/wsj/18.

The upcoming Asian Games in Palembang and Jakarta, starting on 25 August, present a moment to focus our attention on the expression and uses of sport in Indonesia.

By ANDY FULLER ed.

Aug 05, 2018

Sport, politics and the 1962 Asian Games

Jakarta’s 1962 Asian Games were a symbol of Sukarno’s postcolonial nation-building

By STEFAN HUEBNER

Aug 05, 2018

Ana Surjanto’s Australian football family

Anna Surjanto   Source: Rosa

The young football player and coach is working hard to promote her new passion at home

By TIM FLICKER

Aug 05, 2018

Sport and the Indonesian nation

President Joko Widodo (second from right) cycles around Bundaran HI on car free day in Jakarta, Sunday (1/2). ANTARA FOTO/M Agung Rajasa/pd/15.

Indonesia’s leaders use sporting events to remind the people of their shared history and foster national pride

By FRIEDERIKE TROTIER

Aug 02, 2018

Bonek: the football fans’ resistance movement

Source: Hermawan Handaka courtesy of Fajar Junaedi

Persebaya supporters were forced to fight for years for their team’s recognition

By FAJAR JUNAEDI

Aug 02, 2018

Bonek: Gerakan perlawanan pendukung sepak bola

Source: Hermawan Handaka courtesy of Fajar Junaedi

Pendukung Persebaya selama bertahun-tahun dipaksa berjuang atas pengakuan Tim Mereka

By FAJAR JUNAEDI

Aug 05, 2018

Pencak Silat: Traditional martial art and modern sport

An interview with Ian Wilson, by Andy Fuller

By IAN WILSON

Aug 08, 2018

Persija: An urban identity

Source/ Jorgen Doyle

Jakarta’s fan club provides members with a stage for their city pride, but could achieve more for football

By NINDIA SATIMAN & ANDY FULLER

Jul 17, 2018

Review: A historical novel?

Islam’s limited presence in Kurniawan’s novel Beauty is a Wound seems surprising...

By GIORA ELIRAZ

Jun 29, 2018

Middle-path Islam

An As’adiyah pesantren alumni group from Makassar, South Sulawesi: Mark Woodward

The vibrant force of As’adiyah is countering Islamic extremism and safeguarding ethnic...

By MARK WOODWARD

Jun 18, 2018

Review: Bicultural leader Siauw Giok Tjhan

By SASKIA E WIERINGA

Jun 07, 2018

Remembering the gang rapes of May 1998

The stories of Seno Gumira Ajidarma have helped to counter the denial...

By ANDY FULLER

May 30, 2018

Photo essay: Alive, but not living

Living in limbo   Credit: Ali Froghi

Refugees in Makassar protest the sudden increase in heavy policing by immigration...

By Ali Froghi

Apr 11, 2018

Review: History wars in the Netherlands

By JOOST COTE

Mar 28, 2018

Boys under the blade

Wawonii boys. Credit: Brooke Nolan

Entertainment, violence and inclusion all play a part in the circumcision practices...

By BROOKE NOLAN

Mar 14, 2018

Saving Lombok’s beaches 

Loading the day's waste from Gili Air for transport to a Lombok dump

Well-informed local organisations could save Lombok’s beaches from a largely local threat 

By GARY FORSDIKE

Feb 16, 2018

Diplomasi pendopo dan gamelan sekar laras

By DUNCAN GRAHAM

Feb 13, 2018

Crossing the finish line

Wilson Tjandinegara (photo courtesy of Guoji Ribao)

Bilingual Chinese-Indonesian writer Wilson Tjandinegara built bridges within Indonesia’s literary culture

By JOSH STENBERG 2

Feb 13, 2018

A showcase of harmony

The Leyun Choir (樂韻合唱團) performs

Celebrating Indonesia’s birthday with the Mandarin choirs of Jakarta

By JOSH STENBERG

This Week

Obituary: The Danarto I knew

SENO GUMIRA AJIDARMA

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