Taiwan and China : Face-Off Sports Bids: Unanswered Questions : the Geopolitics of East Asian Sport

Marcus P. CHU*

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Following its defeat in the Chinese Civil War in 1949, the government of the Republic of China (ROC) retreated to Taiwan. For the next 20 years, Western countries and international organizations still recognized it as the representative of China rather than the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Yet, in October 1971, the United Nations turned things around and accepted the PRC government as the representative of China while expelling the ROC government. Four months later, President Richard Nixon visited Beijing and talked with Mao Zedong about the US-PRC cooperation. Subsequently, the allies of the US cut off their official ties with the ROC/Taiwan and established diplomatic relations with the PRC/China. A number of international governmental and non-governmental organizations followed the example of the United Nations so that Taiwan was unable to take part in their activities
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport in Taiwan : History, Culture, Policy
EditorsAlan BAIRNER, Tzu-Hsuan CHEN, Ying CHIANG
PublisherPeter Lang International Academic Publishers
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781433182891
ISBN (Print)9781433182884
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2023

Publication series

NameSport in East and Southeast Asian Societies
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing
ISSN (Print)2689-3479


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