Overview:Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974 - The history of regional sporting events in 20th-century Asia yields insights into Western and Asian perspectives on what defines modern Asia, and can be read as a staging of power relations in Asia and between Asia and the West. The Far Eastern Championship Games began in 1913, and were succeeded after the Pacific War by the Asian Games. Missionary groups and colonial administrations viewed sporting success not only as a triumph of physical strength and endurance but also of moral education and social reform. Sporting competitions were to shape a "new Asian man" and later a "new Asian woman" by promoting internationalism, egalitarianism and economic progress, all serving to direct a "rising" Asia toward modernity. Over time, exactly what constituted a "rising" Asia underwent remarkable changes, ranging from the YMCA's promotion of muscular Christianity, democratization, and the social gospel in the US-colonized Philippines to Iranian visions of recreating the Great Persian Empire.Based on a vast range of archival materials and spanning 60 years and 3 continents, Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia shows how pan-Asian sporting events helped shape anti-colonial sentiments, Asian nationalisms, and pan-Asian aspirations in places as diverse as Japan and Iran, and across the span of countries lying between them.
This book is on page /edb94bd0161d9a509f74c3f64d1a8a2f/book/1603725640-9789814722032. It was written by the following authors: Stefan Huebner. Book Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974, which can be read online, published by the company: NUS Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books. The book was published on 2016-07-30 00:00:00. It has 544 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 612 g. File for download Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974 has PDF format and is called pan-asian-sports-and-the-emergence-of-modern-asia-1913-1974.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our bestari.biz site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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