Sport, Revolution and the Beijing Olympics by Grant JarvieSport, Revolution and the Beijing Olympics by Grant Jarvie

Sport, Revolution and the Beijing Olympics

byGrant Jarvie, Dong-Jhy Hwang, Mel Brennan

Paperback | April 1, 2008

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The 2008 Olympic Games will be held in Beijing but many human rights activists support a boycott. They liken the circumstances to previous governments that used the games to glorify their regimes - most notoriously the Nazis in 1936. What has led to this perception and is it fair? Sport, Revolution and the Beijing Olympics is a cultural history of sport in China and challenges many such ingrained Western assumptions. The authors unpick the relationship of sport to imperialism and revolution, and examine its significance in both China and Taiwan at governmental and everyday levels. In the process, they successfully debunk harmful myths, such as the prevalence of drugs in Chinese sport among women athletes, and present a balanced view that is a much-needed corrective to popular understanding.
Professor Grant Jarvie is Deputy Principal and Chair of Sports Studies at the University of Stirling. He is past President of the British Society of Sports History and Honorary Professor with the Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Warsaw. Dr. Dong-Jhy Hwang is Associate Professor with The National College of Physical Education a...
Title:Sport, Revolution and the Beijing OlympicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1845201019

ISBN - 13:9781845201012

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Table of Contents

1. Sport, Physical Culture, Revolution and the Beijing Olympic Games: An Introduction. 2. Sport, Physical Culture and Western Faith Invaders 3. Sport, Physical Culture, Nationalism and the Chinese Republic 4. Socialism, Health, Soviet Sport and the Cultural Revolution 5. Reform, Opening Up and Making Sense of Modern Sport in China 6. Capitalist Sport, The Beijing Olympics and Human Rights ? 7. Sport, Social Change and the Public Intellectual