Sport, Nationalism and Orientalism: The Asian Games by Fan HongSport, Nationalism and Orientalism: The Asian Games by Fan Hong

Sport, Nationalism and Orientalism: The Asian Games

EditorFan Hong

Hardcover | October 30, 2006

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The first book to focus solely on the Asian Games, this is an analysis of the Oriental rival to the Olympics in terms of its geopolitical, economic, sociological, historical, racial and aesthetic context, looking at its birth, growth and maturation from 1913 up until 2006. Written by a team of international scholars, this is a collection of original research and first-hand material from archives across Asia which addresses a number of issues central to notions of nationalism and Orientalism in sport including:

  • the relationship between the Asian Games and the Olympic Games
  • the challenge the Asian Games present to Western forces such as the IOC and international sports federations
  • politics
  • power structure and struggle in the Asian Games
  • nationalism and cultural identity
  • the relationship between Orientalism, Globalism and the Asian Games
  • commercialisation of the Asian Games
  • the contribution modern sport makes to social development in Asia
  • the future of the Asian Games.

This book was previously published as a special issue ofSport in Society.

Title:Sport, Nationalism and Orientalism: The Asian GamesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:156 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:October 30, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415400171

ISBN - 13:9780415400176

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Table of Contents

Prologue: the Origin of the Asian Games: Power and Politics 1. India and the Asian Games: From Infancy to Maturity 2. Indonesia and the Asian Games: Sport, Nationalism and the 'New Order' 3.The Politicisation of Sport: GANEFO ' A Case Study 4. Thailand and the Asian Games: Coping with the Crisis 5. Iran and the Asian Games: the Largest Sports Event in the Middle East 6. South Korea and the Asian Games: the First Step to the World 7. Communist China and the Asian Games: The Thirty-Nine Year Struggle to Victory 8. Qatar 2006 Asian Games: A 'Modernisation' Project from Above? Epilogue: Nationalism, Orientalism and Globalisation: the Future of the Asian Games