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Beijing's Games: What the Olympics Mean to China

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Book News Annotation:

Brownell (anthropology, U. of Missouri at St. Louis) surveys a broad range of issues connected to the holding of the Olympic games in China, including Orientalism and colonialism and their influence on Western perceptions of China's involvement in the games; the comparative histories of Olympic sports and Chinese martial arts; the symbolism of stadiums, state power, and national identity in Beijing; gender, sport, and Chinese popular nationalism; politics and China's relationship with the International Olympic Committee; and Cold War negativism in Western sports coverage of the Olympics in China. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Why is hosting the Olympic Games so important to China? What is the significance of a quintessential symbol of Western civilization taking place in the heart of the Far East? Will the Olympics change China, or will China change the Olympics? Susan Brownel

Product Details

ISBN:
9780742556416
Author:
Brownell, Susan
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
Olympics
Subject:
China
Subject:
General
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Olympics -- Political aspects -- China.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
213
Dimensions:
8.98x5.94x.57 in. .81 lbs.

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