Finding Leisure in China - Print

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Pages: 235

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.)