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Women, sport and gender politics in Taiwan

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posted on 16.08.2018 by Ying Chiang, Alan Bairner
In 2016, Tsai Ing-wen became the first woman to be elected President of Taiwan (Republic of China). The extent to which this indicated a major shift in the country’s gender politics remains to be seen. However, analysis of the status of women in the field of sport in Taiwan offers interesting insights into the island’s gender power balance. This chapter examines the degree to which Taiwanese female athletes have been able to emerge as sporting heroes of the nation and the ways in which the Taiwan media represent the relationship between women and sport more generally. Although evidence of change can be found, the overall impression is that sporting women, as both participants and fans, continue to struggle for parity of esteem with their male counterparts.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region

Pages

21 - 36 (16)

Citation

CHIANG, Y. and BAIRNER, A., 2018. Women, sport and gender politics in Taiwan. IN: Molnar, G., Amin, S.N. and Kanemasu, Y. (eds.) Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region, Domination, Resistance, Accommodation. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp. 21-36.

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Routledge

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region on 27 Jun 2018, available online: http://routledge.com/9781138895720

Publication date

2018-06-27

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2018

ISBN

1138895725;9781138895720

Language

en

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