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The Routledge Handbook of Sport in Asia

Edited by: Fan Hong , Lu Zhouxiang

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  May  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367183776
eBook ISBN: 9780429061202
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429061202
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Book description

This is the first book to offer a comprehensive overview of the history, development and contemporary significance of sport in Asia. It addresses a wide range of issues central to sport in the context of Asian culture, politics, economy and society.

The book explores diverse topics, including the history of traditional Asian sport; the rise of modern sport in Asia; the Olympic Movement in Asia; mega sport events in Asia; sport governance and policy; gender, class and ethnicity in Asian sport, and Asia?s sporting heroes and heroines. With contributions from 74 leading international scholars, it offers a new perspective on understanding Asian sport and society, telling the story of how sport in this mega-region is coming together and reshaping the world in the process. It also provides readers with a wide lens through which to better contextualise the relationships between Asia and the world within the global sport community.

The Routledge Handbook of Sport in Asia is a vital resource for students and scholars studying the history, politics, sociology, culture and policy of sport in Asia, as well as sport management, sport history, sport sociology, and sport policy and politics. It is also valuable reading for those working in international sport organisations.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  In authentic relations Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Chinese philosophy and Asian martial arts Download PDF
Chapter  3:  A brief history of Chinese martial arts Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The development and global transmission of Wing Chun Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The transmission modes of taijiquan Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The long-term development of Japanese martial arts  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Kendō Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Judo Download PDF
Chapter  9:  In search of a tradition for taekwondo Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Chinlone Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The foundation and early years of the Olympic Council of Asia Download PDF
Chapter  12:  China and the Olympic Games Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The rise of modern sport and the Olympic Movement in India Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The rise of modern sport and the Olympic Movement in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Beyond the Peninsula Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The rise of modern sport and the Olympic Movement in Korea Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The introduction and institutionalisation of Western sport in colonial and postcolonial Malaya, 1786–1965 Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Sport, colonisation and modernity in the Philippines Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The rise of modern sport in colonial Singapore Download PDF
Chapter  20:  International sport events and the two Koreas Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Sport diplomacy at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Commercialisation of sport in China Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The reform of China’s elite sport system Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The development of sport policy and practice in Taiwan Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Politics and policy of forging post-handover Hong Kong as sporting mega-event centre Download PDF
Chapter  26:  An overview of sport in modern India Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Indonesia’s sport policy and development in the Old Order Era (1945–1967) and New Order Era (1967–1998) Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Safeguarding children in sport in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Sport and ethnicity Download PDF
Chapter  30:  South Korea Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Disability sport in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Sport and gender in contemporary China Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The changing society, state policies and sport for young children in twenty- first-century China Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The development of elite disability sport in China Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Sport and social class in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Sport and gender in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Sport and ethnicity in Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Yoga for oppositional defiant disorder and adolescent relationship issues Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Sport and diplomacy in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Sport and international relations in the Arab world Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Arab countries’ strategies to bid and to host major sport events Download PDF
Chapter  42:  The emergence and development of the Islamic Solidarity Games Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Soccer Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Playing ball Download PDF
Chapter  45:  The Asian Games, Asian sport and Asian politics Download PDF
Chapter  46:  The Far Eastern Championship Games Download PDF
Chapter  47:  The games of the new emerging forces Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Borrowed spectacle Download PDF
Chapter  49:  The Southeast Asian Games Download PDF
Chapter  50:  The Asian Indoor Games Download PDF
Chapter  51:  The political dimension of the AFC Asian Cup Download PDF
Chapter  52:  The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Download PDF
Chapter  53:  The 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and South Korea’s mega-events Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Wushu competitions in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Liu Changchun Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Rudy Hartono Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Dipa Karmakar Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Bruce Lee Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Yao Ming Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Eric Liddell Download PDF
Chapter  61:  Seri Pak Download PDF
Chapter  62:  Dhyan Chand Singh Download PDF
Chapter  63:  He Zhenliang Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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