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Politics and Development of Contemporary China

Sporting Events in China as Economic Development, National Image, and Political Ambition

Authors: Chu, Marcus P.

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  • Analyzes inter-governmental political dynamics between the central and local authorities of the Chinese state in their endeavors to bid and host international sporting games
  • Links major sporting events with the calculus of the local authorities to promote regional development
  • Sheds light on the intertwined nature of sport and politics in China
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This book analyzes the motivations of the Chinese authorities to pursue the international sporting events. It investigates the 21 oft-underappreciated sporting events governed by FIFA, FINA, FIBA, IAAF, and other international organizations, and linking them with the calculus of the Chinese authorities to push forwards economic development, polish national image, and realize the supreme leaders’ political ambitions. The author therefore sheds important light on the intertwined nature of sport and politics in the Chinese state and reveals how pervasive the sporting events’ roles have been in China’s domestic politics and international relations. This book’s broad scope is expected to attract the subscriptions of the academics, think tanks, diplomats, government officials, and international sporting organizations.  

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Marcus P. Chu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sporting Events in China as Economic Development, National Image, and Political Ambition
Authors
Series Title
Politics and Development of Contemporary China
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-70016-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-70016-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-70015-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 161
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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