The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor For ¿the Middle Kingdom¿ Reborn: Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Sy by J.a. ManganThe Asian Games: Modern Metaphor For ¿the Middle Kingdom¿ Reborn: Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Sy by J.a. Mangan

The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor For ¿the Middle Kingdom¿ Reborn: Political Statement, Cultural…

EditorJ.a. Mangan, Marcus P. Chu, Dong Jinxia

Hardcover | March 20, 2014

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The premise ofThe Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for 'The Middle Kingdom' Reborn - Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbolis emphatic. The Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games was a metaphor for hegemony and renaissance. China crushed the other Asian nations with the massive weight of its Gold Medal 'haul' and demonstrated regional self-confidence regained. The huge accumulation of gold medals emphasized that once again China stood apart, and above, other nations of Asia. China's reaction and the reactions of the other Asian nations are explored in The Asian Games. There is another premise in the publication that the 'Chinese' Asian Games were a harbinger of a wider dominance to come: geopolitically, politically, militarily, economically and culturally. And there is a further issue raised by the Guangzhou Asian Games- the continuing determination of the Asian nations to mount a distinctive Games that is Asian and resistant to the cumbersome gigantism of the Modern Olympic Games. Asia now has the wealth to promote, present and project a global sports mega-event with an Asian identity and in an Asian idiom. This Collection is unique in focus, argument and evidence.

This book was published as a special issue of theInternational Journal of the History of Sport.

J.A. Mangan, Emeritus Professor, University of Strathclyde; FRHS; FRAI; FRSA; RSL; D. Litt, is Founding Editor of theInternational Journal of the History of Sportand the series Sport in the Global Society, author of the globally acclaimedAthleticism in the Victorian and Edwardian Public School, The Games Ethic and imperialismand'Manufa...
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Title:The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor For ¿the Middle Kingdom¿ Reborn: Political Statement, Cultural…Format:HardcoverDimensions:198 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.98 inPublished:March 20, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415731402

ISBN - 13:9780415731409

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Table of Contents

Preface: A Regional and Global Symbolic Proclamation  Foreword: Holding Up More Than Half the Asian Sky  1. Introduction: Marketing 'Brand China': Maintaining the Momentum ' 'The Middle Kingdom' Resurgent and Resplendent Part One: Chinese Motives: Realism, Rivalries and 'Reassertion' 2. People's Daily: An Evolutionary Narrative on Asia in Its Coverage of the Asian Games  3. The Pursuit of Regional Geopolitical Aspirations: China's Bids for the Asian Games and the Asian Winter Games since the 1980s  4. Strict Compliance!: Chinese Careful Conformity and the Guangzhou Bid for the Asian Games  5. 'Glittering Guangzhou': The 2010 Asian Games ' Local Rivalries, National Motives, Geopolitical Gestures  6. Chinese Desires? Olympism and Dominance, Guangzhou and Missed Opportunity, Major Leagues and Isolation on the Pacific Rim Part Two: Pacific Rim Reactions and Responses 7. Guangzhou 2010: Eastern Orwellian Echoes ' Yang Shu-chun and a Taiwanese Patriotic Media Offensive  8. From Honeymoon to Divorce: Fragmenting Relations between China and South Korea in Politics, Economics ' and Sport  9. Rivalries: China, Japan and South Korea ' Memory, Modernity, Politics, Geopolitics ' and Sport 10. Guangzhou 2010: Singapore at a Global Crossroads  11. Guangzhou: The Asian Games and the Chinese 'Gold-Fest' ' Geopolitical Issues for Australia Part Three: The Pacific Rim and Beyond: Confrontation and Cooperation 12. The Asian Games and Diplomacy in Asia: Korea ' China ' Russia