Published in Comparative Studies in Society and History, Volume 42, Issue 4, October 1, 2000, pages 876-906.
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.
Asian History | History
2000 Society for Comparative Study of Society and History.
Publisher's Website Cambridge University Press. Also available online at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?aid=59069.