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The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for 'The Middle Kingdom' Reborn: Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol (Sport in the Global Society Hi) Hardcover – 26 Feb 2014


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J.A. Mangan, Emeritus Professor, University of Strathclyde; FRHS; FRAI; FRSA; RSL; D. Litt, is Founding Editor of the International Journal of the History of Sport and the series Sport in the Global Society, author of the globally acclaimed Athleticism in the Victorian and Edwardian Public School, The Games Ethic and imperialism and ‘Manufacturing' Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism and author or editor of some fifty publications on politics, culture, and sport.

Marcus P. Chu lectures Chinese politics and international relations in the Department of Political Science, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. He obtained his PhD from the University of Auckland in May 2012. His thesis reviews the central and local inter-relations in China’s bids for international events since the 1980s. He currently works on a project regarding the political preoccupations of East Asian countries at the London 2012 Olympics with Professor J.A. Mangan.

Dong Jinxia is a professor at Peking University. She obtained her Ph.D. from University of Strathclyde in 2001. She was also a visiting scholar in Yale University in 2009. Her research interests include Olympic culture, gender and sport, and sports sociology. She received the "International Max & Reet Howell Award" of NASSH in 2007.

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