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Diffusion and Transformation of Western Sports in North Asia  

Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu

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May 2017
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May 2017
This chapter tracks the diffusion of Western-style athletic culture in Japan and Korea since the late nineteenth century. It argues that modern teach sport was introduced to Japan and ... More

South Asian Sport  

Boria Majumdar

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May 2017
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May 2017
The first part of this chapter deals with the histories of South Asian/Indian cricket while the second part deals with Olympic sporting histories, a very recent addition to South ... More

Sport in China  

Susan Brownell

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May 2017
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May 2017
Due to the Orientalist bias in sport history in the West, starting in the late nineteenth century, “Far Eastern civilization” was defined in terms of its lack relative to “Western ... More

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