Taking in a Game: A History of Baseball in Asia / Edition 1

Taking in a Game: A History of Baseball in Asia / Edition 1

by Joseph A. Reaves
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803290012

ISBN-13: 9780803290013

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Baseball has long been considered the great American game, but times have changed. The game now reverberates across the globe. Particularly noteworthy is how baseball has taken hold in Asia. While maintaining the essence of the game, a wide range of Asian cultures have embraced baseball and transformed it to make it their own. In Taking in a Game, Joseph A. Reaves…  See more details below

Overview

Baseball has long been considered the great American game, but times have changed. The game now reverberates across the globe. Particularly noteworthy is how baseball has taken hold in Asia. While maintaining the essence of the game, a wide range of Asian cultures have embraced baseball and transformed it to make it their own. In Taking in a Game, Joseph A. Reaves examines the development of the sport in Korea, the Philippines, mainland China, and Taiwan, as well as the more widely known story of baseball in Japan. In this entertaining and informed account, Reaves covers everything from baseball in Qing Dynasty China in the nineteenth century to the 2000 Sydney Olympics bronze-medal match between Japan and Korea. Reaves guides the reader through a history of Asian baseball, the cultures that surround it, and the future of what has become a great Asian game.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803290013
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Jerry Malloy Prize
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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Table of Contents

Illustrationsviii
Acknowledgmentsix
A Time Line for Baseball in Asia and the Pacificxv
Introduction: Let's Play, Too1
1Confucian in the Bullpen: Bunt Well and Bow Deeply10
2Silk Gowns and Gold Gloves: Nineteenth-Century China19
3Curve Balls and Hand Grenades: Twentieth-Century China37
4Baseball Gods and the Prince of Peace: Japan's National Game49
5Always Be Gentlemen: Japan Turns Pro74
6Faded Glory: The Philippines88
7Quiet Riots: Korea113
8Say It Ain't So, Kuo: Taiwan138
9Yakyu Go Home: The Great Japanese Game156
Notes161
Bibliography183
Index191

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