Finding Leisure in China
Finding Leisure in China examines the emergence of leisure and leisure services in China from the perspective of both an American scholar and a 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. Each chapter is presented by Godbey and then critiqued and put in context by Song. (A Chinese language version of this book has been published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Press.)
The authors have taught at the higher education level. Moreover, they have consulted widely for major corporations in the hotel, tourism, and park and recreation fields.
There is More to Life Than Work and Family
Unveiling, Embracing, and Enjoying Leisure
We Must Not Pretend We Know Each Other
We Must Try to Understand Each Other with Respect though We Don’t Know Each Other
What “Leisure” Means in the West—Is It Right for China?
What Does “Leisure” Mean for Today’s Chinese?
The Progression of Leisure—Prospects for China?
Progression of Leisure—Cultural, Historical, Academic, and Personal Perspectives
Improving Leisure in Everyday Life
Improving Leisure for Everyone in Everyday Life
What is a Leisure City?
Leisure City and Leisure Function of City
Giving People What They Want—and What They Can Learn to Want
Carrying Capacity—Dealing with a Dense Population
Carrying Capacity—Beyond the Numbers
Taking Back the Streets
Taking Back the Streets—Is It Possible?
Reforming the Environment—Our Last Chance
Reforming the Environment—for Us and by Us
Imagining the Future
Building the Future