Academic journal article Canadian Social Science

Primary Exploration on the Development of Public Leisure Sport with Chinese Characteristics

Academic journal article Canadian Social Science

Primary Exploration on the Development of Public Leisure Sport with Chinese Characteristics

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The 21st century is an era featuring public leisure sport. With the continuous improvements of social living standards, leisure sport has gradually won the favor and attention of the public. Globally, due to the differences in thinking, value, manners, and customs, leisure sport in China and Western countries are quite different in terms of both form and content. While the flourish of leisure sport in China is an inexorable trend of social progress, it is also undeniable that currently the development of leisure sport in China is still facing difficulties and challenges. To achieve long-term development of leisure sport in China, it is necessary to analyze issues depending on specific situations, build a leisure sport-related theory system with Chinese characteristics in line with the national conditions, vigorously develop national and public sport events, and guide the public to do sports in a scientific and reasonable manner.

Key words: Chinese characteristics: Public leisure; Sport development; Development trend


In the present era, leisure sports widely attract attention of many sports researchers. What recreational sports should be suitable to our national condition, and how to develop is a hot topic. This article will discuss it from the perspective of cultural heritage along with traditional national sports. Traditional Chinese sport and leisure sports are incorporated into the system building which is suitable for Chinese cultural background and suitable for the majority of the people in need with Chinese characteristics. China's leisure sports should also be suitable for the reality of China, and should be from the needs of the masses of view. And it should be in close connection with China's national conditions, building socialism with Chinese characteristics. Leisure sports, however, the key question of China's leisure sports is to build socialism with Chinese characteristics. In this paper, the traditional ethnic sports and leisure are combined together. The necessity and feasibility of construction of "leisure sports with Chinese characteristics" is discussed.


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