Sport and Physical Education in China

Author: Robin Jones,James (Jim) Riordan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135814333

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 891


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.

On the Chin

Author: Alex McClintock

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1925774678

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8020


The sporting memoir of an unlikely pugilist's attempt to take on Australia’s amateur boxing circuit.

China Yearbook

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: N.A

View: 9295


Includes "Who's who" section.

Peking University and the Origins of Higher Education in China

Author: Hao Ping

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1936940477

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 7231


Renowned as one of the most distinguished universities in the world, Peking University (PKU or, colloquially, "Beida") has been at the forefront of higher education in China since its inception. Its roots arguably date to the origin of Chinese higher education. Hao Ping traces the intricate evolution of the university, beginning with the preceding institutions that contributed to its establishment, and stretching from the first Opium War of 1839 through the first of several eye-opening defeats for the then-isolated Middle Kingdom to the Xinhai Revolution and the early days of the Republic of China. Hao Ping chronicles the contentious debates between reform-minded leaders who championed Western models of learning and conservatives who favored the traditional schooling and examination system, providing readers with details about the workings of the imperial court as well as the individual officials and scholars involved in Chinese educational reform. This authoritative history of the founding of Peking University defends the university’s claim to be the first modern university in China and offers insight into the formation of higher education as it exists in China today.

Culture, Music Education, and the Chinese Dream in Mainland China

Author: Wai-Chung Ho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811075336

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 7533


This book focuses on the rapidly changing sociology of music as manifested in Chinese society and Chinese education. It examines how social changes and cultural politics affect how music is currently being used in connection with the Chinese dream. While there is a growing trend toward incorporating the Chinese dream into school education and higher education, there has been no scholarly discussion to date. The combination of cultural politics, transformed authority relations, and officially approved songs can provide us with an understanding of the official content on the Chinese dream that is conveyed in today’s Chinese society, and how these factors have influenced the renewal of values-based education and practices in school music education in China.

Policy Metamorphosis in China

Author: Xiaojiong Ding

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739171860

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 8610


This book delineates the history of minban/private education in mainland China, particularly its current form. It studies the process of policy implementation in the domain of minban education, on the basis of which the Chinese central-local relationships and the contemporary model of state governance are analyzed.

Sport and Nationalism in China

Author: Zhouxiang Lu,Fan Hong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317932579

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 234

View: 6901


This book examines the relationships between sport, nationalism and nation building in China. By exploring the last 150 years of Chinese history, it offers unparalleled depth and breadth of coverage and provides a clear grasp of Chinese sports nationalism from both macro and micro perspectives. Beginning with a discussion on the role of sport in the Qing Dynasty’s Self-Strengthening Movement (1861-1895), the book examines how sport contributed to the shaping of the early forms of Chinese nationalism in the late 19th century. It identifies and defines the core functions of sport in the Chinese Nationalist Revolution which successfully transformed China from a culturally bound empire to a modern nation state in 1911. The following section, on the Republic of China Era (1912-1949), explores the interactions between sport and the construction of Chinese nationalism and national consciousness, illustrating how sport played its part in the building of the newly established nation state. Moving on to the Communist China Era (1949-present), the book scans the whole spectrum of both modern and contemporary Chinese nationalism and interprets the most important issues on the course of China’s nation building, explaining why sport is so tightly bound up with nationalism and patriotism, and how sport became an essential part of nationalists', politicians' and educationalists' strategy to revive the Chinese nation.

The Geography of China

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1615301828

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

View: 1375


With its flourishing metropolises, China has come to be identified with urban life and rapid technological advancement. Yet much of its landscape also boasts communities sustained by wondrous natural resources, which contribute to the scenic and spiritual beauty of the nation as well as its economic productivity. Within these pages, readers are invited to tour China’s cities, villages, and countryside. They’ll visit the natural and manmade landmarks that reveal as much about the history of this vast nation as its geography.

Detained in China and Tibet

Author: Robin Munro,Mickey Spiegel,Asia Watch Committee (U.S.)

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 9781564321053

Category: Political Science

Page: 632

View: 1745


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