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Empire of Infields: Baseball in Taiwan and Cultural Identity, 1895-1968 • John J. Harney

With two excellent books on the history of baseball in Taiwan, is there need for another work on the subject? Not really, but Empire of Infields: Baseball in Taiwan and Cultural Identity, 1895-1968 is a welcome addition. Like its predecessors, it’s an academic publication where questions of national identity take precedence […]

By |October 20th, 2019|Reviews|0 Comments

Playing in Isolation: A History of Baseball in Taiwan • Junwei Yu

In one of the great sporting runs of all time, from 1971 to 1981 Taiwan’s Little Leaguers went unbeaten at the annual Little League Baseball championship in the American town of Williamsport, scoring an incredible thirty-one straight victories. A whole generation of Taiwanese grew up rooting for these twelve-year-old schoolboys. […]

By |October 28th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Colonial Project, National Game: A History of Baseball in Taiwan • Andrew D. Morris

Although baseball is considered Taiwan’s national sport, finding physical evidence of its popularity on the ground is surprisingly hard. Go to a park on the weekend and basketball is what you see kids playing. Baseball is, however, Taiwan’s most popular spectator sport, and the only one with a professional league […]

By |October 27th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments