Rise of individuals: a sociological attribution study on development of leisure sports in contemporary China

MIAO Ke1 TIAN Wenbo2

(1.PE Department of Taiyuan Institute of Technology, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China 030008)
(2.College of Liberal Arts, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China 200444)

【Abstract】The development of leisure sports in China is not only an important component of the overall develop­ment of China’s sports industry, but also an important component of China’s social progress. Based on this, this paper tries to carry out a sociological study on the development of leisure sports in contemporary China from the perspective of the rise of the individuals via literature review. Leisure sports bear a close relation to individuals be­cause of its natural attributes of social sports, and just for this reason, a study of them from the perspective of the rise of individuals in Chinese society is of great social significance and value. This study made an analysis into the time guarantee, economic security and inner driving of the development of leisure sports in China from the viewpoints of individuals’ time, wealth and willingness. It also analyzes the internal logical interaction between the rise of individuals and the development of leisure sports in contemporary China. The results are as follows: the rise of individuals provides possible feasibility for citizens’ leisure sports; in turn the development of citizens’ leisure sports promotes the process of individualization. Fashion and market are the social features of the development of citizens’ leisure sports in the individualized epoch. The study analyzes the development of leisure sports in contem­porary China from the particular perspective of the rise of individuals in order to put Chinese leisure sports onto a healthy and sustainable development way as soon as possible on the basis of promoting the effective combination of personal development and social norms.

【Keywords】 leisure sports; individualization; social norms; social characteristics; social attribution; healthy society;

【Funds】 Key Project of National Social Science Fund (14ATY001)

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CN: 11-3785/G8

Vol 40, No. 01, Pages 27-32

January 2017

Article Outline


  • 1 Research methods
  • 2 Conceptual interpretation: the origin and development of leisure sports
  • 3 The rise of individuals: the epoch character of China social development
  • 4 Time, economy and intrinsic driving: a synchronization analysis of the individualization and leisure sports development in China
  • 5 The causal argument: the interaction between the rise of individuality and the contemporary development of leisure sports in China
  • 6 Agreement of social norms and individualization development: the route choice for the healthy development of China’s leisure sports
  • 7 Conclusion
  • References

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