The Asian Games : modern metaphor for 'the Middle Kingdom' reborn : political statement, cultural assertion, social symbol

J. A. MANGAN (Editor), Marcus P. CHU (Editor), Jinxia DONG (Editor)

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Abstract

The premise of The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn - Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol is emphatic. The Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games was a metaphor for hegemony and renaissance. China crushed the other Asian nations with the massive weight of its Gold Medal ‘haul’ and demonstrated regional self-confidence regained. The huge accumulation of gold medals emphasized that once again China stood apart, and above, other nations of Asia. China's reaction and the reactions of the other Asian nations are explored in The Asian Games. There is another premise in the publication that the ‘Chinese’ Asian Games were a harbinger of a wider dominance to come: geopolitically, politically, militarily, economically and culturally. And there is a further issue raised by the Guangzhou Asian Games- the continuing determination of the Asian nations to mount a distinctive Games that is Asian and resistant to the cumbersome gigantism of the Modern Olympic Games. Asia now has the wealth to promote, present and project a global sports mega-event with an Asian identity and in an Asian idiom. This Collection is unique in focus, argument and evidence.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages198
ISBN (Electronic)9781315087139
ISBN (Print)9780415731409, 9781138954663
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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NameSport in the global society. Historical perspectives

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This book was published as a special issue of the "International Journal of the History of Sport", 30(10).

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MANGAN, J. A., CHU, M. P., & DONG, J. (Eds.) (2014). The Asian Games : modern metaphor for 'the Middle Kingdom' reborn : political statement, cultural assertion, social symbol. (Sport in the global society. Historical perspectives). Oxon: Routledge.
MANGAN, J. A. (Editor) ; CHU, Marcus P. (Editor) ; DONG, Jinxia (Editor). / The Asian Games : modern metaphor for 'the Middle Kingdom' reborn : political statement, cultural assertion, social symbol. Oxon : Routledge, 2014. 198 p. (Sport in the global society. Historical perspectives).
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MANGAN JA, (ed.), CHU MP, (ed.), DONG J, (ed.). The Asian Games : modern metaphor for 'the Middle Kingdom' reborn : political statement, cultural assertion, social symbol. Oxon: Routledge, 2014. 198 p. (Sport in the global society. Historical perspectives).