Space extension of traditional sport into daily life: a survey based on the Tai Chi practicer group
【Abstract】The Chinese traditional sport is originated from the ancient agricultural civilization, and gradually moved away from the present people’s life under the impact of modern urban culture. How to integrate traditional sports into people’s daily life in modern society? It not only occupies a certain amount of leisure time, but also extends the social space,and it is the core of the revitalization of traditional sports. Based on the investigation of a group of Chen-style Tai Chi practicers, this article explored the spatial division of their practice activities from the perspective of spatial analysis, and analyzed the internal and external extension and mutual transformation of their social space. The research held that traditional sport, because of its unique cultural characteristics, can not only integrate into daily life ,but also get rid of the tedious and repetitive daily life; it is not separated from the daily life, but transcends the daily life because of the extension and transcendence of the perception space and, the construction space and other space; from this, people can explore the spatial characteristics, extension paths and internal mechanism of the traditional sports’ integration, and then tap its inherent vitality that continues in modern society.
【Keywords】 traditional sport; Tai Chi practicer; daily life; integration; transcendence; space extension;
(Translated by DUAN yinhong)
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