Leaning towards China: Taiwanese basketball talent migration to the PRC

Wan Ching Cho, Chih Fu Cheng, Alan Bairner, Tien Chin Tan*

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This study aims to examine the different influences on Taiwanese basketball migration from 1999 to the present particularly in relation to the specific political relationship between Taiwan and China. Political influence on sports talent migration is well recognized, but has yet to be fully explored. This study contributes to our understanding of sport migration by providing in-depth empirical and analytical insights into the role of political influences, thereby adding to an understanding of the institutional factors that can either impede or facilitate sport labour migration and of the key networks involved in specific migratory processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1390-1406
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of the History of Sport
Issue number12-13
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sept 2


  • Globalization
  • Migratory flow
  • Patron-client network
  • Political institution
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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