A Study on the Historical Development of China’s Sports Dream

Zhaojin LI, Aiping CAO


China’s sports dream was profoundly influenced by traditional Chinese culture in ancient China. At that time, the primary purpose of sports was bodybuilding, health preserving and entertainment. The ruling class never advocated even suppressed the phenomenon of emphasizing literacy and military force for the need of their ruling. In semi-colonial and semi-feudal old China, with the foreign invasion and inside corruption, modern sports were introduced to China and the China’s sports dream had a strong sense of survival and participation. However, sports level as a whole was not high. At present, with the rejuvenation of Chinese nation’s “Chinese Dream”, combining with Chinese excellent traditional culture, China plays a vital role in realizing China’s sports dream,  promoting Chinese sports soft power, shaping China’s international sporting image, eliminating alienation in modern sports and establishing new international sports order.


China’s sports dream; Historical development; Traditional cultural concept; Sports power; Sports culture

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