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Title: Sport in the Asia-Pacific region
Authors: Bairner, Alan
Lee, Jung Woo
Tan, Tien-Chin
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Sage Publishing
Citation: BAIRNER, A.E.S., TAN, T.C. and LEE, J.W., 2016. Sport in the Asia-Pacific region. IN: Houlihan, B. and Malcolm, D. (eds). Sport in Society: a Student Introduction. 3rd ed. London: Sage, pp.490-513
Abstract: Despite the influence of Confucianism, with its emphasis on intellectual rather than physical activity, throughout much of east and south-east Asia, sport has acquired a prominent role in most, if not all, countries in the region. This chapter provides an introduction to the role of sport in four East Asian countries – Japan, Taiwan, the People’s Republic of China, and South Korea. It does so by focusing on three main issues, each of which has relevance, albeit to varying degrees, for the countries under discussion. These are the relationship between sport, national identity and nationalism, the significance, or otherwise, of traditional games and/or national sports within the context of globalization, and the role of sports mega-events in relation to modernization.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the book Houlihan, B. and Malcolm, D. (eds). Sport in Society: a Student Introduction. 3rd ed. London: Sage, pp.490-513 and the definitive published version is available at https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/sport-and-society/book241826
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19959
Publisher Link: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/sport-and-society/book241826
ISBN: 9781446276181
Appears in Collections:Books (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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