Youth sport in China

Chen, Xuedong and Chen, ShuShu (2016) Youth sport in China. In: Green, Ken and Smith, Andy (eds). Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport. Routledge International Handbooks. Routledge, pp. 131-143. ISBN 9780415840033

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This chapter provides an analysis of youth sport in China and considers the role played by the state in its development. It starts by briefly reviewing national government policies for youth sport, particularly in relation to physical education (PE) and school sport. The chapter then reviews the available empirical evidence on the levels and patterns of young people’s participation in sport and physical activity, and health more broadly, and explains how these are associated with the traditional values and ideology which underpin social life in China. The chapter concludes by reflecting upon the future of youth sport in China.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Sociology
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 11:23

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