Olympic Dreams: China and Sports, 1895-2008

Olympic Dreams: China and Sports, 1895-2008➮ [Read] ➪ Olympic Dreams: China and Sports, 1895-2008 By Guoqi Xu ➺ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Already the world has seen the political economic and cultural significance of hosting the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in policies instituted and altered positions softened projects undertaken But will t Already the world has seen the political China and PDF ☆ economic and cultural significance of hosting the Olympics in Beijing in policies instituted and altered positions softened projects undertaken But will the Olympics make a lasting difference This book approaches uestions about the nature and future of China through the lens of sports particularly as sports Olympic Dreams: ePUB ô finds its utmost international expression in the OlympicsDrawing on newly available archival sources to analyze a hundred year perspective on sports in China Olympic Dreams explores why the country became obsessed with Western sports at the turn of the twentieth century and how it relates to China's search for a national and international identity Through Dreams: China and PDF Æ case studies of ping pong diplomacy and the Chinese handling of various sporting events the book offers unexpected details and unusual insight into the patterns and processes of China's foreign policymaking insights that will help readers understand China's interactions with the rest of the worldAmong the uestions Xu Guoi brings to the fore are Why did Mao Zedong choose competitive ping pong to manipulate world politics How did the two China issue nearly kill the Montreal Olympic Games And why do the Olympics present Beijing with unprecedented dangers and opportunities In exploring these uestions Xu brilliantly articulates a fresh and surprising perspective on China as an international sport superpower as well as a new sick man of East Asia In Olympic Dreams he presents an elouent argument that in the deeply unsettled China of today sport as a focus of popular interest has the capacity to bring about major social changes. 这本08年出版的面向英语大众的历史学术著作直到北京奥运结束11年后方才得以出版简体版。作者梳理了体育与中国民族主义、中国现代化和国际化的基本历史,间或分享了过往学者对体育与民族主义关系的经典论述,乒乓外交、大陆与台湾在国际体育赛场上的中国身份之争,以及2000奥运申办相关章节的史料论述丰富精彩。为补充原书论述截止于08年初的遗憾,作者专为本书增补了后记,里面的文字细读起来隐约有作者与编辑(或者其后的有司)较劲之感。关于作者如何论述2008年之后中国体育与外交的变迁,或需要阅读本书港中大2021年的版本方可知晓。“一个国家的强大,不仅体现在体育方面,更重要的是体现在精神层面。只有真正自信、自由的民族才是一个伟大的民族”。作者的拳拳之心还是终于在结语中收到了。 Very dense and academic but also very illuminating

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  • Hardcover
  • 377 pages
  • Olympic Dreams: China and Sports, 1895-2008
  • Guoqi Xu
  • English
  • 11 February 2016
  • 9780674028401