[KS] A New Book on Korean Sporting Cultural History

G. Ok gwangok at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 18 01:26:34 EDT 2008

Dear List members,
  If you are interested in reading sports history in modern Korea, here is information about a new book "Transformation of Modern Korean Sport: Imperialism, Nationalism, Globalization" written by Gwang Ok, PhD recieved from Strathclyde University UK, currently working at Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea.
  Sport in Korea is closely linked with national identity. The International Global sporting community recognizes the Korean success over the last two decades in hosting the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. Its evolution in Korean modern society has been a significant story in its cultural transition. Studies of Korean modern sport, nevertheless, still remain neglected to the extent of its relevance to the ideological perspectives. ... ... The role of sport as an internal reaction to these external threats is a significant finding. It will conclude that sport has been both a product and a mechanism to continue and change the society with emphasis on cultural diffusion, national assimilation and independent assertion in modern Korean cultural society. - From the Preface 
  Chapter I: Imperialism and Nationalism in the Nineteenth Century Korea      
  Chapter II: Adoption of Western Culture and Change in the Nineteenth Century Korea                                                        
  Chapter III: The Foundations of Nationalism and Sport in Modern Korea                                
  Chapter IV: Japanese Colonial Policy and Korean Imperial Resistance,        1910-1945                            
   Chapter V: The National Development of Modern Sport and Eduucation, Western Missionary Influence and Japanese Interference, 
  Chapter VI: The Development of a National Ideology in Modern Sport 
                     after the Independence Movement, 1920-1937                           
   Chapter VII: Militarism and Sport, 1938-1945                                               
   Chapter VIII: Independence and Modern Transformation: Politics, Modernization and Sport, 1945-1992                                 
  Epilogue: Cultural Diffusion, National Assimilation, Imperial Resistance and Independent Assertion
  Available at Amazon & Hollym (Publisher). Apology to anyone who are interested.


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