Elite disability sport in China: policy and practice

Zhixun Guan

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This dissertation explores the elite disability sport in China in the context of history, politics, policies and practice from 1979 to 2012. It examines the relationship between athletes with disabilities and the three major disability games: the Paralympic Games, the Special Olympic Games and the Deaflympic Games. Functionalism theory and empowerment theory are applied to understand the relationships between the development of elite disability sport in China and the support of the Chinese government. It argues that the development of elite disability sport in China is unbalanced due to the government's political interests.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Wang, Wang Yi, Supervisor
  • Fan, Hong, Supervisor
  • Sigley, Gary, Supervisor
Award date30 Jun 2016
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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