Finding Leisure in China - Print
Dimensions: 9 × 6 × 1 in
Binding Type: Paperback
Finding Leisure in China examines the emergence of leisure and leisure services in China.
Issues are presented from the perspective of both an 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 that 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, Song speaks frankly about a number of issues concerning leisure in China—and the U.S.
With an introduction by 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 leisure not only in China, but also the U.S. (A Chinese language version of this book has been published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Press.)
There is More to Life Than Work and Family
Unveiling, Embracing, and Enjoying Leisure
We Must Not Pretend We Know Each Other
We Must Try to Understand Each Other with Respect though We Don’t Know Each Other
What “Leisure” Means in the West—Is It Right for China?
What Does “Leisure” Mean for Today’s Chinese?
The Progression of Leisure—Prospects for China?
Progression of Leisure—Cultural, Historical, Academic, and Personal Perspectives
Improving Leisure in Everyday Life
Improving Leisure for Everyone in Everyday Life
What is a Leisure City?
Leisure City and Leisure Function of City
Giving People What They Want—and What They Can Learn to Want
Carrying Capacity—Dealing with a Dense Population
Carrying Capacity—Beyond the Numbers
Taking Back the Streets
Taking Back the Streets—Is It Possible?
Reforming the Environment—Our Last Chance
Reforming the Environment—for Us and by Us
Imagining the Future
Building the Future