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A new China: Using sport to expose a multi-class race through the 1923 Chinese soccer tour of Australia

Guoth, Nick

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In the early 1920s, the perceptions by Australians of the Chinese race was one of a single culture and single class. Chinese Australians continuously attempted to break from the shackles of this monolithic construction. A soccer tour in late 1923 provided the local Chinese with an opportunity to alter these stereotypes. Through the performances both on the field and off, through the persistence of the organisers to promote a 'different type' of Chinese and through the development of this...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGuoth, Nick
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:13:09Z
dc.identifier.issn1743-0437
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/64296
dc.description.abstractIn the early 1920s, the perceptions by Australians of the Chinese race was one of a single culture and single class. Chinese Australians continuously attempted to break from the shackles of this monolithic construction. A soccer tour in late 1923 provided the local Chinese with an opportunity to alter these stereotypes. Through the performances both on the field and off, through the persistence of the organisers to promote a 'different type' of Chinese and through the development of this alternative image in the Western press, the Australian public were afforded a view of Chinese they had not experienced prior, one which included well-educated, middle-class and athletic individuals. The paper investigates the projection of a multi-class society within China to white Australians as portrayed by the soccer tour and how it challenged the entrenched negative perceptions imposed on Australians through the White Australia Policy.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceSport in Society
dc.titleA new China: Using sport to expose a multi-class race through the 1923 Chinese soccer tour of Australia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume15
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor160810 - Urban Sociology and Community Studies
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB913
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGuoth, Nick, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage462
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage478
local.identifier.doi10.1080/17430437.2012.672233
dc.date.updated2015-12-10T09:36:49Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84860791642
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