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    From Celestial Empire to Nation State: Sport and the Origins of Chinese Nationalism (1840–1927)

    Lu, Zhouxiang (2010) From Celestial Empire to Nation State: Sport and the Origins of Chinese Nationalism (1840–1927). International Journal of the History of Sport, 25 (3). pp. 479-504. ISSN 0952-3367

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    The history of the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic clearly showed the close relationship between sport, nationalism and politics, and reflected the changes in Chinese society and Chinese people’s view of their identity as well as their way of thinking. Sport had a great importance, not only for the construction of Chinese nationalism and national consciousness, but also for the eventual transformation of China from a celestial empire into a modern nation state. It played an important part in Chinese nationalists’ strategy of restoring the power of the nation.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Celestial Empire; Nation State; Sport; Chinese Nationalism; 1840–1927;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > Chinese
    Item ID: 4733
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    Depositing User: Zhouxiang Lu
    Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2014 11:18
    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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