Playing the Game: Ethnicity and Politics in Indonesian Badminton
In only one sport does Indonesia excel at the international level: badminton. This paper focuses on three aspects of the sport: badminton’s role in shaping Indonesian nationalism and national identity; why the game had been so dominated by ethnic Chinese players; and the extent to which political leaders, and badminton players themselves, have used the game for political purposes.
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Cornell University Southeast Asia Program