Title

Provincial governments and China’s international mega-sports events : a case study of Guangdong

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics

Publication Date

3-16-2016

Volume

19

Issue

10

First Page

1622

Last Page

1634

Publisher

Routledge

Abstract

This article intends to understand factors that determine provincial governments’ attitudes in supporting China’s international mega sports events. Through examining the tasks completed by the Guangdong provincial government for the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games and the 2011 Shenzhen Summer World University Games, the findings confirmed that the political consideration of central leaders, the personal judgements of provincial authorities as well as the factional connection of municipal chiefs were all significant. The article concludes that to scrutinize all the powerful figures of the central, provincial and municipal governments is essential for future academic works with the aim of comprehending the attitude of the Chinese provincial governments towards any sport-related issues.

DOI

10.1080/17430437.2016.1159197

Print ISSN

17430437

E-ISSN

17430445

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2016 Routledge.

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Recommended Citation

Chu, M. P. (2016). Provincial governments and China’s international mega-sports events: A case study of Guangdong. Sport in Society, 19(10), 1622-1634. doi: 10.1080/17430437.2016.1159197