Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974
A wide-ranging and well researched history of the transformation of Asian sportsmanship from being promoted as an adjunct to moral Education by Christian missionaries into a source of nationalist pride. Huebner starts with The Far Eastern Championship Games in 1913. This is followed by its reincarnation as the Asian Games after World War II. The author then examines how the first seven Asian Games were harnessed by their respective hosts in Nehru's India, Magasaysay's Philippines, a 'Reborn' Japan, Sukarno's Indonesia, Thanarat's Thailand and finally, in 1974, the Shah's Iran. 397 pages with a bibliography and index.
Weight: 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by NUS Press, Singapore, 2016. ISBN: 9789814722032
Condition: New Paperback.