Abe Isoo, who was a professor of economics at Waseda University, is regarded as the father of both socialism and basebal in Japan. In 1901, as well as establishing the first socialist party in Japan, the Social Democratic party (Shakai minshuto), he formed the Waseda University Baseball Club, appointing himself as its president.
|Title of host publication||Rethinking Japanese modernism|
|Place of Publication||Leiden|
|Number of pages||19|
|ISBN (Print)||9789004210035, 9004210032|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
Gavin, M. (2012). Abe Isoo and baseball - New social relations beyond the family-state institution. In R. Starrs (Ed.), Rethinking Japanese modernism (pp. 452-470). Leiden: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004211308_024