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Martial Arts in Asia : History, Culture and Politics - (Hardcover)

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The reawakening of Asian martial arts is a distinct example of cultural hybridity in a global setting. This book deals with history of Asian martial arts in the contexts of tradition, religion, philosophy, politics and culture. It attempts to deepen the study of martial arts studies in their transformation from traditional to modern sports. It is also important that this book explores how Asian martial arts, including Shaolin martial arts and Taekwondo, have worked as tools for national advocate of identities among Asians in order to overcome various national hardships and to promote nationalism in the modern eras. The Asian martial arts certainly have been transformed in both nature and content into unique modern sports and they have contributed to establishing cultural homogeneity in Asia. This phenomenon can be applied to the global community.

The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue in the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Number of Pages: 134
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Series Title: Sport in the Global Society: Historical Perspectives
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: April 26, 2018
TCIN: 53680780
UPC: 9780815348139
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-7844
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