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Leisure Lifestyles in Urban China

Erwei Dong

ISBN 10: 3639106504 / ISBN 13: 9783639106503
Published by VDM Verlag
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176 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.9in. x 0.6in.Chinese leisure has received little attention from either Chinese or international scholars. Because of the long history of Chinese leisure, and because China has the largest population in the world, understanding Chinese leisure may greatly assist us in understanding the evolution of leisure in general and in predicting its future. Media habits (e. g. , movies, reading, etc. ) are considered the most important activities by urban Chinese. Social activities (visiting friends and relatives, dating, chatting, attending family gatherings) play important roles in Chinese urban daily life. Passive leisure, as a form of leisure, continues to play a dominant role in the leisure activities of the Chinese urban population. Among the passive leisure activities pursued by the Chinese urban population, meditation is not only one form of leisure activity, it is also an alternative medicine that may contribute to enhance the Chinese urban populations health. Furthermore, Chinese traditional culture may still influence urban peoples leisure preferences; modern urban Chinese people continue to seek mountains and water places for their leisure. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639106503

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Title: Leisure Lifestyles in Urban China

Publisher: VDM Verlag

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Chinese leisure has received little attention from either Chinese or international scholars. Because of the long history of Chinese leisure, and because China has the largest population in the world, understanding Chinese leisure may greatly assist us in understanding the evolution of leisure in general and in predicting its future. Media habits (e.g., movies, reading, etc.) are considered the most important activities by urban Chinese. Social activities (visiting friends and relatives, dating, chatting, attending family gatherings) play important roles in Chinese urban daily life. Passive leisure, as a form of leisure, continues to play a dominant role in the leisure activities of the Chinese urban population. Among the passive leisure activities pursued by the Chinese urban population, meditation is not only one form of leisure activity, it is also an alternative medicine that may contribute to enhance the Chinese urban population┐s health. Furthermore, Chinese traditional culture may still influence urban people┐s leisure preferences; modern urban Chinese people continue to seek mountains and water places for their leisure.

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Dr. Dong is a native Chinese and completed a Master of Science in Japan and a Ph.D. in Leisure Studies from Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A. He is an assistant professor in Health, Physical Education and Leisure Studies at University of South Alabama, U.S.A. He conducted many fieldwork related to leisure lifestyle in urban settings.

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