Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974

Stefan Huebner

Published by NUS Press, 2016
ISBN 10: 9814722030 / ISBN 13: 9789814722032
New / Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
From THE SAINT BOOKSTORE (Southport, United Kingdom)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9789814722032

About this title:

Synopsis: 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.

Review: "The significance of this splendid book surpasses by far the history of sports. Based on a huge documentation in several languages including Japanese, Stefan Huebner provides a unique history of internationalism and identity formation in twentieth-century Asia." --Jürgen Osterhammel, University of Konstanz

"A very rich, readable, and revealing account of connections between different actors, institutions, and government agencies. The first major contribution to the history of sport across Asia."--John Sidel, London School of Economics "Huebner's imaginative, interesting, and important book shows how the concept of Asia was shaped by international sports. This is the first book on the history, in the true sense of the word, of Asian sports."--Takashima Ko, Kyoto University "Focusing on regional Asian sports events, Huebner's work makes a great contribution to the study of the entanglements between national and transnational as well as political and intellectual history in that region."--Dominic Sachsenmaier, University of Goettingen "In this richly detailed and researched book, covering six decades and numerous Asian countries, historian Huebner, a research fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, investigates Asian nations and the 'active spread' of mega-sport events, including the Far Eastern Championship Games, the Western Asiatic Games, and the early Asian games."--Choice "In its breadth and depth, the research involved here is mightily impressive. The result . . . is a richly detailed study."--Sojourn "Provides a powerful model of how sports are a significant marker of modernity. . . . Resonates beyond the subject matter to explore new directions in diplomacy and modern East-West relations."--American Historical Review "Presents a salient intersection between Asian Studies, sports studies, and world history. It not only underlines the significance of sports in the context of decolonization, nation-building, and pan-Asian ideas in Asia; it also reflects the power relations between Asia and the West and the motivation of different stakeholders in politics and sports."--Journal of Southeast Asian Studies "Presents an important case that sporting games are always political." --Jakarta Post

"A fascinating contribution to the history of Asian nationalisms . . . based on rigorous and exhaustive research across archives in multiple languages in Asian, European and American archives. . . . A brilliant scholarly monograph that takes us well beyond the athletics of the Games. They were playing fields of sports but they were also battlegrounds of the most consequential political struggles of the century." --William W. Kelly, Yale University

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern...
Publisher: NUS Press
Publication Date: 2016
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Huebner, Stefan
Published by National University of Singapore (2016)
ISBN 10: 9814722030 ISBN 13: 9789814722032
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Dallas
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description National University of Singapore, 2016. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May include supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # mon0001515966

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
12.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.33
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Huebner, Stefan
Published by National University of Singapore Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 9814722030 ISBN 13: 9789814722032
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Michener & Rutledge Booksellers, Inc.
(Baldwin City, KS, U.S.A.)

Book Description National University of Singapore Press, 2016. Paperback. Condition: As New. Text clean and tight; 8.98 X 5.98 X 1.02 inches; 416 pages. Seller Inventory # 201589

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
16.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Huebner, Stefan
Published by Stefan Huebner (2016)
ISBN 10: 9814722030 ISBN 13: 9789814722032
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Stefan Huebner, 2016. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Has little wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Seller Inventory # 9814722030_abe_gd

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
19.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Stefan Huebner
Published by NUS Press, Singapore (2016)
ISBN 10: 9814722030 ISBN 13: 9789814722032
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
The Penang Bookshelf
(Penang, N/A, Malaysia)

Book Description NUS Press, Singapore, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. A wide-ranging and well researched history of the transformation of Asian sportsmanship from being promoted as an adjunct to moral education by Christian missionaries into a source of nationalist pride. Huebner starts with The Far Eastern Championship Games in 1913. This is followed by its reincarnation as the Asian Games after World War II. The author then examines how the first seven Asian Games were harnessed by their respective hosts in Nehru's India, Magasaysay's Philippines, a 'Reborn' Japan, Sukarno's Indonesia, Thanarat's Thailand and finally, in 1974, the Shah's Iran. 397 pages with a bibliography and index. Weight: 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia. Seller Inventory # AS401

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
29.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 14.78
From Malaysia to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Stefan Huebner
Published by NUS Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 9814722030 ISBN 13: 9789814722032
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description NUS Press, 2016. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9789814722032

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
30.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Huebner, Stefan
Published by Stefan Huebner (2016)
ISBN 10: 9814722030 ISBN 13: 9789814722032
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Stefan Huebner, 2016. Paperback. Condition: LIKE NEW. Publisher overstock copy. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Seller Inventory # 9814722030_abe_ln

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
32.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Stefan Huebner
Published by NUS Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 9814722030 ISBN 13: 9789814722032
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description NUS Press, 2016. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9789814722032

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
33.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Stefan Huebner
Published by Nus Press, Singapore (2016)
ISBN 10: 9814722030 ISBN 13: 9789814722032
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Nus Press, Singapore, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Seller Inventory # AAN9789814722032

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
33.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Stefan Huebner
Published by Nus Press, Singapore (2016)
ISBN 10: 9814722030 ISBN 13: 9789814722032
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Nus Press, Singapore, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Seller Inventory # AAN9789814722032

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
34.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Huebner, Stefan
ISBN 10: 9814722030 ISBN 13: 9789814722032
Used Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: As New. Unread copy in perfect condition. Seller Inventory # 26526413

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
33.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.05
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are 8 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book