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China’s National Representation and the Two-China Question in the Olympic Movement

The Significance of the 1952 Helsinki Games
Xu Guoqi
p. 19-28

Abstract

This paper, through a case study of Beijing’s involvement in the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, provides a crucial historical analysis of China’s current obsession with the Olympic movement and the ongoing Beijing/Taipei dispute over the national representation issue. It demonstrates that both Beijing’s all-out campaign for the 2008 Games and the argument across the Strait about who should or should not represent China are nothing new, and are rooted in past experience.

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Electronic reference

Xu Guoqi, « China’s National Representation and the Two-China Question in the Olympic Movement », China Perspectives [Online], 2008/1 | 2008, Online since 01 January 2011, connection on 01 May 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/3253

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Xu Guoqi

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