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Colonial Project, National GameA History of Baseball in Taiwan$
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Andrew Morris

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520262799

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520262799.001.0001

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Team of Taiwan, Long Live the Republic of China

Team of Taiwan, Long Live the Republic of China

Youth Baseball in Taiwan, 1968–1969

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(p.79) 4 Team of Taiwan, Long Live the Republic of China
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Colonial Project, National Game
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Andrew D. Morris

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520262799.003.0005

C.K. Yang or Yang Chuanguang is Taiwan's first postwar Olympic athlete. He won a silver medal in the decathlon in the 1960 Olympics at Rome. The historical event showcases how the Taiwanese baseball history has made much of the fact that Chen Gengyuan coached a young C.K. Yang at the Taidong Agricultural School in the late 1940s. Whether or not this actually speaks to an organic Kano or Aborigine essence at the soul of Taiwanese sport, it does remind people of how Taiwan's modern rulers have viewed the Aborigines as an inherently physical foil to Japanese or Chinese “civilization.”

Keywords:   Yang Chuanghuang, sports, Taiwan, civilization, Aborgines

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