Strict compliance!: Chinese careful conformity and the Guangzhou bid for the Asian Games

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Abstract

This article aimed to examine whether the division of labour between the Chinese central and local officials, who came from the China General Sports Administration; the Chinese National Olympic Committee; and the Guangdong and Guangzhou governments, strictly complied with the stipulations of the Olympic Council of Asia in completing Guangzhou's bid for the 2010 Asian Games. The findings confirm Guangzhou as a rule-abiding bidder, and imply China's eagerness to be accepted by the international community and to project itself as a superpower in accordance with its wider political, economic and cultural ambition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Asian Games : modern metaphor for 'the Middle Kingdom' reborn : political statement, cultural assertion, social symbol
EditorsJ. A. MANGAN, Marcus P. CHU, Jinxia DONG
Place of PublicationOxon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter4
Pages37-48
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781315087139
ISBN (Print)9780415731409, 9781138954663
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

Also published in International Journal of the History of Sport (2013), 30(10), pp. 1059-1070.

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    CHU, M. P. (2014). Strict compliance!: Chinese careful conformity and the Guangzhou bid for the Asian Games. In J. A. MANGAN, M. P. CHU, & J. DONG (Eds.), The Asian Games : modern metaphor for 'the Middle Kingdom' reborn : political statement, cultural assertion, social symbol (pp. 37-48). Routledge.