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Sporting gender : women athletes and celebrity-making during China's national crisis, 1931-45

Author: Yunxiang Gao; EBOUND Canada,
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2013.
Series: Contemporary Chinese studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the casting of China's earliest female Olympians as celebrities within the context of a national crisis, born of internal conflicts and external attack by Japan.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yunxiang Gao; EBOUND Canada,
ISBN: 9780774824811 0774824816 9780774824835 0774824832 9780774824828 0774824824
OCLC Number: 1044353647
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 328 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Zhang Huilan (1898-1996): The "Mother of Women's Modern Physical Education" --
Nationalist and Feminist Discourses on Jianmei (Robust Healthy Beauty) --
The Basketball Team of the Private Liangjiang Women's Tiyu Normal School --
The Evanescent Glory of the Track Queens --
"Miss China" Yang Xiuqiong (1918-82): A Female Olympic Swimmer --
Sportswomen on Screen: The "Athletic Movie Star," Li Lili (1915-2005).
Series Title: Contemporary Chinese studies.
Responsibility: Yunxiang Gao.
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Yunxiang Gao has written a sensational book! The story of women and sports in modern China has enough flesh and glitz, even a scandal or two, to hook a tabloid reader. But the meticulous research and Read more...

 
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