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This book examines the emergence of leisure and leisure services in China. Issues are presented from the perspective of both and American and Chinese scholar, each of whom is familiar with a range of issues concerning leisure and tourism in China. Subjects include the rise of leisure as a new concept, government provision for leisure and tourism, crowding and carrying capacity, urbanization and leisure provision using streets for leisure, constraints to leisure and historic changes in China which are making leisure possible. Attention is also paid to environmental problems and their possible solutions.
Each chapter is presented by Godbey and then critiqued and put in context by Song. As a leading Chinese scholar of leisure and tourism, Dr. Song speaks frankly about a number of issues concerning leisure in China - and the U.S. with and introduction by Dr. Karla Henderson,this book will help the reader understand the role of leisure and tourism in China.
The book also tells lots of small stories to illustrate ideas about leisure for one-fifth of the world's population. This is a valuable book for anyone who wants to better understand not only leisure in China, but also in the U.S.
A Chinese language version of this book is being published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Press.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Ch. 1 There is More to Life Than Work and Family
Ch.2 We Must Not Pretend we Know Each Other
Ch.3 What Leisure Means in the West-Is it Right for China?
Ch.4 The Progression of Leisure - Prospects for China?
Ch.5 Improving Leisure in Everyday Life
Ch.6 What Is a Leisure City?-Leisure City and Leisure Function of City
Ch.7 Giving People What They Want -And What They Can Learn to Want
Ch.8 Carrying Capacity - Dealing With Dense Populations
Ch.9 Taking Back the Streets- Is It Possible
Ch.10 Reforming the Environment-Our Last Chance
Ch.11 Imagining the Future - Building the Future
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Book Description Venture Publishing, Inc., 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1939476089