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Olympic Dreams

China and Sports, 1895-2008

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$41.00 • £32.95 • €37.00

ISBN 9780674028401

Publication Date: 05/31/2008


392 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 halftones


  • Foreword by William C. Kirby
  • Note on Romanization
  • Introduction
  • 1. Reimagining China through International Sports
  • 2. Strengthening the Nation with Warlike Spirit
  • 3. Modern Sports and Nationalism in China
  • 4. The Two-China Question
  • 5. The Sport of Ping-Pong Diplomacy
  • 6. The Montreal Games: Politics Challenge the Olympic Ideal
  • 7. China Awakens: The Post-Mao Era
  • 8. Beijing 2008
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Selected Glossary
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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