Colonial Project, National Game: A History of Baseball in by Andrew D. Morris

By Andrew D. Morris

during this engrossing cultural historical past of baseball in Taiwan, Andrew D. Morris strains the game’s social, ethnic, political, and cultural value considering the fact that its creation at the island a couple of hundred years in the past. brought by way of the japanese colonial executive on the flip of the century, baseball used to be anticipated to "civilize" and modernize Taiwan’s Han chinese language and Austronesian Aborigine populations. After global struggle II, the sport used to be tolerated as a remnant of eastern tradition after which strategically hired through the ruling chinese language Nationalist occasion (KMT) whilst it was once additionally enthroned by way of Taiwanese politicians, cultural manufacturers, and electorate as their nationwide video game. In contemplating baseball’s cultural and old implications, Morris deftly addresses a few societal subject matters the most important to figuring out sleek Taiwan, the query of chinese language "reunification," and East Asia as a whole.

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