J. A. Mangan is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Royal Anthropological Society and Royal Society of Arts, with
Fellowships (or their equivalents) at Berkeley, Cambridge, Oxford and elsewhere. He is the author or editor of many books
including the internationally acclaimed Athleticism in the Victorian and Edwardian Public School, The Games Ethic
and Imperialism and 'Manufactured' Masculinity: Making Imperial, Morality and Militarism. He was Director
of the International Research Centre for Sport, Socialisation and Society at Strathclyde University and has lectured worldwide.
Peter Horton is an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Catholic University and has taught in Britain, Australia,
China and Singapore. His research interests include the socio-cultural analysis of historical and contemporary dimensions
of sport, physical education and health. In recent years his research and writing have been centred upon the politics, cultures
and societies of East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region. His recent significant publications include
Manliness and Morality: The Mangan Oeuvre—Global Reflections on J. A. Mangan’s Studies of Masculinity, Imperialism and
Militarism and Japanese Imperialism: Politics and Sport in East Asia—Rejection, Resentment, Revanchism (edited
with J. A. Mangan, Tianwei Ren and Gwang Ok).
Christian Tagsold has a Heisenberg Position in the Department for Modern Japan, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.
He has published broadly on sports mega-events in Japan. Together with Andreas Niehaus he edited Sport, Memory and
Nationhood in Japan: Remembering the Glory Days. His other research interests include the aging society in Japan and Japanese
gardens in the West. His latest book Spaces in Translation: Japanese Gardens and the West was awarded the Abbott Lowell
Cummings Prize in 2019 by the Vernacular Architecture Forum.