Seoul: Regional dynamics through Sports

Since today’s first long break, a big monitor in the lobby shows photos of pupils who represented the school at the East Asia Games last week. This year, the games took place in Hong Kong. Every two years, pupils of German Schools Abroad in East Asia meet and compete in individual and team sports.


This year, DSSI pupils also brought home the fairness cup.  Participants can be seen to represent their school at the games – photos of pupils in school T-Shirts and with the South Korean flag around their shoulders point to the interpretation that this might signify a complex bundle of cultural or nation-state meanings and ideas. A participant later tells me that pupils represent the school, but somehow also Seoul or South Korea at the games.