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Book Announcement: Transformed Bodies and Gender: Experiences of Women Pro Wrestlers in Japan

Aiba, Keiko. (2017). Transformed Bodies and Gender: Experiences of Women Pro Wrestlers in Japan. Osaka, Japan: Union Press. http://www.union-services.com/upen/book_list.html Women’s pro wrestling in Japan has always been controlled by an independent organization of which the members have only been women. … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974

Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974 STEFAN HUEBNER The history of regional sporting events in 20th century Asia yields insights into Western and Asian perspectives on what defines modern Asia, and can be read as a staging … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: A Symposium – On the Track and Field between Iran and Japan: Sport, Society, and Politics in Asia

The University of Haifa, January 9, 2012 We invite proposals for a symposium concerning the role of sport in the history, politics, society, culture, and economy of modern and contemporary Asia, including nations from Iran eastwards. We are interested in … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: An Introduction to Japanese Pro Wrestling

Hello, everyone! Before I begin this guest post about professional wrestling (aka puroresu, or puro for short) in Japan, let me address two things right off the bat. 1) Yes, pro wrestling is fake. It’s a big sweaty oily series … Continue reading

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