The International Journal of the History of Sport Volume 30, Issue 10, May 2013

Special Issue: The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn – Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol

Marketing ‘Brand China’: Maintaining the Momentum – ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Resurgent and Resplendent
J.A. Mangan
Pages: 1026-1036
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2013.807123

A Regional and Global Symbolic Proclamation
Roberta J. Park
Pages: 1023-1024
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2013.799861

Holding Up More Than Half the Asian Sky
Jinxia Dong
Pages: 1025-1025
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2013.799860

Part One: Chinese Motives: Realism, Rivalries and ‘Reassertion’ 
People’s Daily: An Evolutionary Narrative on Asia in Its Coverage of the Asian Games
Wenting Xue & Qing Luo
Pages: 1037-1047
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2013.781588

The Pursuit of Regional Geopolitical Aspirations: China’s Bids for the Asian Games and the Asian Winter Games since the 1980s
Marcus P. Chu
Pages: 1048-1058
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2013.787528

Strict Compliance!: Chinese Careful Conformity and the Guangzhou Bid for the Asian Games
Marcus P. Chu
Pages: 1059-1070
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2013.787529

‘Glittering Guangzhou’: The 2010 Asian Games – Local Rivalries, National Motives, Geopolitical Gestures
J.A. Mangan, Jinxia Dong & Di Lu
Pages: 1071-1086
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2013.790375

Chinese Desires? Olympism and Dominance, Guangzhou and Missed Opportunity, Major Leagues and Isolation on the Pacific Rim
John D. Kelly
Pages: 1087-1098
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2013.782855

Part Two: Pacific Rim Reactions and Responses 
Guangzhou 2010: Eastern Orwellian Echoes – Yang Shu-chun and a Taiwanese Patriotic Media Offensive
Chen-Li Liu, Ping-Chao Lee & J.A. Mangan
Pages: 1099-1112
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2013.784701

From Honeymoon to Divorce: Fragmenting Relations between China and South Korea in Politics, Economics – and Sport
J.A. Mangan, Sun-Yong Kwon & Bang-Chool Kim
Pages: 1113-1129
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2013.799143

Rivalries: China, Japan and South Korea – Memory, Modernity, Politics, Geopolitics – and Sport
J.A. Mangan, Hyun-Duck Kim, Angelita Cruz & Gi-Heun Kang
Pages: 1130-1152
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2013.800046

Guangzhou 2010: Singapore at a Global Crossroads
Peter Horton
Pages: 1153-1164
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2013.778248

Guangzhou: The Asian Games and the Chinese ‘Gold-Fest’ – Geopolitical Issues for Australia
Peter Horton
Pages: 1165-1175
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2013.778247

Part Three: The Pacific Rim and Beyond: Confrontation and Cooperation 
The Asian Games and Diplomacy in Asia: Korea–China–Russia
Victor Cha
Pages: 1176-1187
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2013.782537

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