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.
2. Policy Theories
3. Elite Sport Development in China – Structure and Strategy
4. Demystifying the Ostensible ‘Harmony’ of China’s Elite Sport System: National– Provincial Tension
5. Emerging Areas and Their Trends: Professionalisation, Commercialisation, Sports Industry and Sports Media
6. China’s Strategies to Host the Sports Mega-Events
7. Mass Sport in China
8. ‘One Country, Two Systems’ – Sport Policy in Hong Kong and Macau
The Routledge Research in Sport Politics and Policy series aims to give shape to, and showcase, the burgeoning academic field of ‘sport politics and policy’. Highlighting the political nature of sport, the series shows how sport can illuminate our understanding of wider political themes such as, for example, issues around governance; sport, foreign policy and ‘soft power’; gender politics, or the use of sport as a development tool. The series embraces all areas of sport politics and policy, including domestic, international and comparative studies, and includes work by world-leading and emerging scholars.