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The Sports Development of Hong Kong and Macau New Challenges after the Handovers

by Brian Bridges

Part of the Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives Series

The Sports Development of Hong Kong and Macau New Challenges after the Handovers Synopsis

China's sports history and its contemporary role in the global sporting community have become well-known, but the sporting history and development of China's two Special Administrative Regions - Hong Kong and Macau - have not received the coverage they deserve either in their historical contexts or since the handovers of control to the People's Republic. By drawing on a multi-national group of scholars and practitioners, this volume makes a unique contribution to the understanding of sports development in greater China. The essays in this anthology examine the evolution of key sports, the hosting of sporting mega-events, the nexus of sports and politics, identity issues, and the role of sporting diplomacy. The chapters provide not only an analysis of colonial legacies but also in-depth accounts of the challenges to and outcomes of sports development in Hong Kong after 1997 and Macau after 1999. The chapters in this book were originally published in various special issues of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780815396291
Publication date: 28th March 2018
Author: Brian Bridges
Publisher: CRC Press Inc an imprint of Taylor & Francis Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 156 pages
Categories: Sporting events & management, Sports training & coaching, National liberation & independence, post-colonialism,

About Brian Bridges

Brian Bridges is an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Formerly Head of that Department (2007-10), he specialises in the international politics and modern history of the Asian Pacific region, with a particular focus on the sport-politics nexus. His most recent book is The Two Koreas and the Politics of Global Sport (2012). Marcus P. Chu is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, where he has been teaching since 2012. He has published extensively on the politics of sport in China and is working on a book ...

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