Colonial Project, National Game: A History of Baseball in by Andrew D. Morris PDF

By Andrew D. Morris

ISBN-10: 0520262794

ISBN-13: 9780520262799

during this engrossing cultural background of baseball in Taiwan, Andrew D. Morris lines the game’s social, ethnic, political, and cultural value considering that its creation at the island a couple of hundred years in the past. brought via the japanese colonial executive on the flip of the century, baseball was once anticipated to "civilize" and modernize Taiwan’s Han chinese language and Austronesian Aborigine populations. After global warfare II, the sport used to be tolerated as a remnant of jap tradition after which strategically hired by way of the ruling chinese language Nationalist celebration (KMT) at the same time it was once additionally enthroned by means of Taiwanese politicians, cultural manufacturers, and electorate as their nationwide online game. In contemplating baseball’s cultural and old implications, Morris deftly addresses a few societal subject matters the most important to knowing smooth Taiwan, the query of chinese language "reunification," and East Asia as a whole.

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