Chinese Title: 中华体育的故事 (中文版)
Author: Asiapac Editorial Board
Illustration: Fu Chunjiang (傅春江)
ISBN-10: 981-229-489-9, 9812294899
ISBN-13: 978-981-229-489-0, 9789812294890
Shipping Weight: 250g
Size: 150mm x 210mm
Language: simplified Chinese
Year of Publication: 2009
Publisher: Asiapac Books
This is the Chinese language edition of Origins of Chinese Sports.
Until the Los Angeles Olympics just over 20 years ago, China had never won an Olympic gold medal; today, she is one of the major medal contenders. China's sudden emergence as a sporting super power came as a surprise to many people. In reality, she has a long history of sports.
Polo, wrestling, soccer, diving, acrobatics, martial arts, archery, marathon races, tug of war, swimming, ice skating, and weight lifting were all popular sports in ancient China. Some sports were invented by the Chinese; others such as polo and marathon-style racing were developed by the different ethnic groups on the borders of the country and became popular within China as well.
This book will enhance your appreciation of China as a sports nation and champion. Take a journey to rediscover the origins of various sports through Chinese history.