Sport Policy in China

1st Edition

Jinming Zheng, Shushu Chen, Tien-Chin Tan, Barrie Houlihan

Published September 19, 2018
Reference - 270 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138051669 - CAT# Y330821
Series: Routledge Research in Sport Politics and Policy


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Acknowledging China’s established status as a global sporting superpower, this is the first book to systematically investigate sport policy in that country.

With a focus on sport development in the most recent three decades, Sport Policy in China explores a wide range of topics in Chinese sport, including elite sport development, professional sports, major sports events, sport for all, the political context within which sport is interiorised and the distinctive sporting status of Hong Kong. It examines the debates around policy, globalisation, diplomacy and soft power, as well as the significance of the principle of ‘one country, two systems’.

With international appeal, this book is a valuable resource for students and researchers in the fields of sport policy, sport management, sport development and sport sociology.

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