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

By Fan Hong

The first publication to concentration exclusively at the Asian video games, this is often an research of the Oriental rival to the Olympics by way of its geopolitical, financial, sociological, ancient, racial and aesthetic context, taking a look at its beginning, development and maturation from 1913 up till 2006. Written by way of a group of foreign students, this can be a number of unique learn and first-hand fabric from records throughout Asia which addresses a couple of concerns relevant to notions of nationalism and Orientalism in activity together with:

  • the dating among the Asian video games and the Olympic video games

  • the problem the Asian video games current to Western forces equivalent to the IOC and overseas activities federations

  • politics

  • power constitution and fight within the Asian video games

  • nationalism and cultural identification

  • the courting among Orientalism, Globalism and the Asian video games

  • commercialisation of the Asian video games

  • the contribution sleek game makes to social improvement in Asia

  • the way forward for the Asian Games.

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