"Professor Mangan is the master dissector of the connections between sport and politics, geopolitics and nationalism across multiple Asian contexts. A collection of essays in honour of his long service to academic understandings of these fields is well deserved, and the editors and contributors to this volume have served up a worthy tribute. Showcasing new work by a stellar cast of China, Japan and Korea experts, in combination the papers collected here yield valuable insights into the issues of nation building, identity, media representation and sport which have been the subject of Professor Mangan's pioneering work over the past several decades. No one has done more to put East Asia on the map in terms of academic research on the manifold socio-political dimensions of sport, and this superbly constructed volume orchestrated by rising Tianwei Ren confirms that we neglect this fascinating, complex region at our peril."
Jonathan Sullivan, Director of China Policy Institute and China Soccer Observatory, Associate Professor, School of Politics and IR. University of Nottingham
Keiko Ikeda is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, where she specializes in, Educational and Social Developmental Studies. Professor Ikeda researches and publishes in a wide area including topics stemming from the history of sport (particularly British and Japanese), sport journalism and feminism in sport. She has been a visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Social History at University of Warwick, and in the International Centre for Sport History at De Montfort University. Since 2009 Professor Ikeda has been a member of ISHPES Council and is currently Vice-President of ISHPES since 2017.
Chang Wan Woo, Ph.D. (The University of Alabama, U.S.A.) is an associate professor in the School of Communication Studies at James Madison University, where he teaches public relations courses including Sports Public Relations, Public Relations Management, and Public Relations Campaign. Chang Wan is a founding member of the International Association for Communication and Sports and currently serves as a coordinator for the sport communication minor program at JMU and a faculty adviser of the JMU Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.