Japanese Imperialism: Politics and Sport in East Asia

Rejection, Resentment, Revanchism

  • J.A. Mangan
  • Peter Horton
  • Tianwei Ren
  • Gwang Ok

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Prelude

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J.A. Mangan
      Pages 3-5
  3. Prologue

  4. Regional Reactions and Responses: Korea

  5. Regional Reactions and Responses: China

  6. Regional Reactions and Responses: Taiwan

  7. Regional Reactions and Responses: Hong Kong and Singapore

  8. Revanchism or Reconciliation?

  9. Epilogue

  10. Coda

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. J.A. Mangan
      Pages 421-434
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 435-453

About this book


This cutting edge collection presents a political reading of the power of modern sport in Asia. Providing an interdisciplinary study of political and cultural tensions in Asia, past and present, through the key case-study of sport, it illuminates the complex practices and legacies of Japanese imperialism across East and Southeast Asia through the 20th century and beyond. Focusing on the deep background to contemporary dynamics of intraregional tensions, it examines sport both as a tool of imperialism and as an agent of reconciliation as the region gears up to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Offering a unique contribution to East Asian Studies, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies and Sport Studies, this work represent key reading for students and scholars of East Asian studies, International Politics and Sports Diplomacy. 


Japanese Imperialism Cultural Diffusion Revanchism and Japan Reconciliation sport as a tool of imperialism and reconciliation Southeast Asia Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Regional and Global Geopolitics power of modern sport in Asia

Editors and affiliations

  • J.A. Mangan
    • 1
  • Peter Horton
    • 2
  • Tianwei Ren
    • 3
  • Gwang Ok
    • 4
  1. 1.Strathclyde UniversitySwanageUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Australian Catholic UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.Communication University of ChinaBeijingChina
  4. 4.Chungbuk National UniversityCheongjuKorea (Republic of)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5103-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5104-3
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