Abstract

There is little doubt that, after a century's exposure, Chinese have absorbed and understand quite clearly the greater meanings of the realm of sport-the connections between competitive athletic endeavor, imperialist bluster, and economic standing in the world community. This article is an exploration of the late Qing Dynasty origins of this modern global culture of physical culture and sport.

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Asian History | History

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Publisher's Website Cambridge University Press. Also available online at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?aid=59069.

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