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The Body Beautiful

Chinese Vistas: Jonathan Spence lectures about China. He discusses how Chinese ideas of sport and athleticism have slowly evolved over the centuries.

Chinese Vistas: Jonathan Spence lectures about China.

Recorded at Lord's cricket ground.

Spence discusses how Chinese ideas of sport and athleticism have slowly evolved over the centuries, from languorous courtship and formalised martial arts to the demanding arenas of team sports and the ultimate Olympic challenges that China will controversially host in August.

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45 minutes

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Sat 28 Jun 2008 22:15

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