Call for papers - “The Asian Games: Asia Ascendant, Media Images, Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol”
July 31, 2011
Title and Abstract: for contacting now.
Full paper: ca. 8000 words by July 31, 2011.
Publication intended in Autumn 2011.
This International Journal of the History of Sport’s call for papers is organized by the International Communication Studies Center of the Communication University of China, Beijing. After the Olympics, there will be another mega sport event in China: the Asian Games, which will take place in Guangzhou from November 12 to 27 this year. What are the challenges and opportunities of hosting mega sport events in China? What are the implications for China as host of the Asian Games? What are the prospects for the media from covering and commenting Beijing 2008 and Guangzhou 2010? In addition to addressing these questions, interested scholars are invited to provide considerations of how the world media outside Asia view the Games: sport, soft power politics or both? Discussions will also be appreciated on the Games as a statement of political intention, an assertion of regional confidence and an expression of regional identity. For more information contact Prof. Qing Luo: eileen_luo [at] 126 [dot] com, luoqing%C2%ADcuc [at] gmail [dot] com (luoqingcuc [at] gmail [dot] com).