Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv1xxzvm
Title: Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974
Authors: Stefan Huebner 
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: NUS Press
Citation: Stefan Huebner (2016). Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974 : 397. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv1xxzvm
Abstract: 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.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/151317
ISBN: 9789814722032
DOI: 10.2307/j.ctv1xxzvm
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