Youth sport in China

Xuedong Chen, ShuShu Chen

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This chapter provides an analysis of youth sport in China and considers the role played by the state in its development. It starts by briefly reviewing national government policies for youth sport, particularly in relation to physical education (PE) and school sport. The chapter then reviews the available empirical evidence on the levels and patterns of young people’s participation in sport and physical activity, and health more broadly, and explains how these are associated with the traditional values and ideology which underpin social life in China. The chapter concludes by reflecting upon the future of youth sport in China.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Youth Sport
EditorsKen Green, Andy Smith
Number of pages608
ISBN (Print)9780415840033
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Handbooks


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