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Embodied Nation: Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos

Simon Creak

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838898
eISBN:
9780824869724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838898.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines how sport and ideas of physicality have shaped the politics and culture of modern Laos. Viewing the country's extraordinary transitions—from French colonialism to royalist ... More


A Rigorous Training (1879–1884)

Shiona Airlie

in Thistle and Bamboo: The Life and Times of Sir James Stewart Lockhart

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028924
eISBN:
9789882207615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028924.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

James Stewart Lockhart's first action in Hong Kong was to report to the Colonial Secretary who informed him that he would begin his duties, as was customary, by spending a few weeks in the colony ... More


Representing Meuang Lao in Southeast Asia

Simon Creak

in Embodied Nation: Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838898
eISBN:
9780824869724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838898.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes how the relationship between sport, nationalism, and regional relations in Laos was profoundly shaped by the region's rival Cold War alliances, from which local communist, ... More


Introduction

Simon Creak

in Embodied Nation: Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838898
eISBN:
9780824869724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838898.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter examines how the ubiquity of physical practices in modern Laos demonstrates the extraordinary reach of physical culture in colonial and postcolonial societies and a global ... More


Mobilizing the Revolution

Simon Creak

in Embodied Nation: Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838898
eISBN:
9780824869724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838898.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how elite-level sport—especially spectator sport—offers a second perspective on how the Lao People's Revolutionary Party utilized sport for political objectives in socialist ... More


Team of Taiwan, Long Live the Republic of China: Youth Baseball in Taiwan, 1968–1969

Andrew D. Morris

in Colonial Project, National Game: A History of Baseball in Taiwan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262799
eISBN:
9780520947603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262799.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

C.K. Yang or Yang Chuanguang is Taiwan's first postwar Olympic athlete. He won a silver medal in the decathlon in the 1960 Olympics at Rome. The historical event showcases how the Taiwanese baseball ... More


Renovating the Body, Restoring the Nation/Race

Simon Creak

in Embodied Nation: Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838898
eISBN:
9780824869724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838898.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explains that while the French may have laid foundations in the 1920s and 1930s, it was during the Lao Nhay cultural renovation movement of 1941–1945 that colonial sport and physical ... More


Sport and the Theatrics of Power

Simon Creak

in Embodied Nation: Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838898
eISBN:
9780824869724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838898.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at how the modern sporting spectacle combined with existing genres of state performance had culminated in a demonstration of national unity and progress. At the same time, the ... More


Vientiane Games, 2009

Simon Creak

in Embodied Nation: Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838898
eISBN:
9780824869724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838898.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the implications of the 2009 25th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Vientiane, examining its historical context as well as the central paradox surrounding the games: the twin ... More


Ultranationalism, People’s Diplomacy, and the Phantom Tokyo Olympics

Jessamyn R. Abel

in The International Minimum: Creativity and Contradiction in Japan's Global Engagement, 1933-1964

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841072
eISBN:
9780824868086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841072.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1936, Tokyo won its bid to host the 1940 Summer Olympics. At a time of rising tension in Japan’s foreign relations, proponents of international cooperation both in and outside of the government ... More


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