Traditional Chinese Leisure Culture and Economic Development

A Conflict of Forces

Authors: Ma, Huidi, Liu, Er

  • Examines the history of leisure in Chinese society.
  • Considers the issue of leisure in Chinese society against the backdrop of the rapid rise of China’s economy.
  • Argues that leisure can be formative and relevant to reform in China.
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This book explores the history of leisure in Chinese culture by tracing the development of Chinese philosophy and leisure values in Chinese tradition and civilization. It addresses the tremendous changes in Chinese society brought about by the country’s rapid economic development and the impact on Chinese culture and leisure. It considers the social, political and economic challenges facing China, from corruption to sharpening inequalities, from ecological crisis to the need for a revival of Chinese culture and for political democratization. It suggests that leisure can exert an invisible and formative influence on people’s lifestyle and value system and considers ongoing trends in the development of leisure activities as they relate to modern Chinese society and social reform.

About the authors

Ma Huidi is a Distinguished Researcher of Institute of Chinese Culture and was an Editorial Director and Senior Editor for Studies in Dialectics of Nature before 2006. She is a founder the Center of China Leisure Studies and elected fellow of American leisure Academy (2006) and World Leisure Academy (2010), as well as also a Board member of the research committee of international leisure sociology. 

 

Liu Er holds a PhD in classical Chinese literature from Harbin Teachers’ University in China. He is currently a Professor of Chinese language and literature at Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai, China.

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ma, Huidi (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Leisure and Traditional Chinese Society

    Ma, Huidi (et al.)

    Pages 9-54

  • Leisure in the Modern Cultural Movements of China

    Ma, Huidi (et al.)

    Pages 55-96

  • The Rise of China’s Economy and Trends in Leisure Development

    Ma, Huidi (et al.)

    Pages 97-152

  • Aspects of Leisure Life in Contemporary China

    Ma, Huidi (et al.)

    Pages 153-201

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eBook $49.99
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Hardcover $68.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59660-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Traditional Chinese Leisure Culture and Economic Development
Book Subtitle
A Conflict of Forces
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59253-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59253-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59660-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 264
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