Sport and Physical Education in China

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Taylor & Francis, 1999 - Education - 278 pages
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Written by a number of expert scholars from around the world, including China itself, with the aim of extending knowledge and taking the cross-cultural study of PE and sport beyond the descriptive level, this book provides unique and up to date material.
Subjects covered include:
*ancient and modern history
*structure, administration and finance
*PE in schools and colleges
*elite sport
*sport science and medicine
*gender issues.
Anyone wishing to gain an insight into the PE and sporting experience of Chinese citizens both in historical and contemporary society will find this book essential reading. It is an indispensable resource for students taking comparative sport studies courses, sports historians, and academics with a general interest in the cross-cultural field.
 

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Contents

Sport in China
2
Recreation and sport in Ancient China Primitive society to AD 960
21
The emergence of modern sport 9601840
46
China in the modern world 18401949
71
Sport and physical education in school and university
91
Elite sport
121
Professional training
143
Chinese women and sport
160
The emergence of professional sport The case of soccer
186
China and the Olympic movement
203
Sports science
215
Sports medicine
232
Mass fitness
244
Administration of sport
256
I
274
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