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The Introduction of Sports in China

(Research Note)
Aurélien Boucher
p. 48-52


The term tiyu can refer to Chinese traditional practices as well as “sports as generally understood. While such a broad grouping of physical activities might appear surprising at first, it is not at all strange given the context in which sports were introduced in China.

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Aurélien Boucher, « The Introduction of Sports in China », China Perspectives [Online], 2008/1 | 2008, Online since 01 January 2011, connection on 01 May 2017. URL :

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