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    Sport, militarism and diplomacy: training bodies for China (1960–1966)

    Lu, Zhouxiang (2012) Sport, militarism and diplomacy: training bodies for China (1960–1966). International Journal of the History of Sport, 29 (1). pp. 30-52. ISSN 0952-3367

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    After the Great Leap Forward, the Chinese government changed its strategy from ‘Go all out, aim high and achieve greater, faster, better and more economic results’ to ‘Readjustment, consolidation, filling out and raising standards’. The Chinese Sport Ministry, in term, also changed its strategy of a mass sports campaign and moved towards using limited resources to raise the standards of competitive sport and to produce world class athletes. Also in this period, China faced the Sino-India border conflict, the Sino-Soviet split and the Vietnam War all of which influenced China’s domestic and foreign policies and which, in turn, had profound impact on Chinese sports policy and practice. Sport had never before been so close to militarism. Some major sports events such as the Fourth Asian Games in 1962, the Games of the Newly Emerging Forces (GANEFO) in 1964 and the Second National Games in 1965, took place in this period and added more complexity to Chinese politics and diplomacy.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Hospitality; Leisure; Sport & Tourism; History; China
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > Chinese
    Item ID: 11348
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    Depositing User: Zhouxiang Lu
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2019 09:15
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of the History of Sport
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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