Introducción a la historia de los deportes en la China Antigua = Introduction to the history of sports in the Ancient China

Antonio José Mezcua López

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Los deportes en la tradicional China fueron de gran variedad así como tienen una larga trayectoria histórica. No obstante, su investigación y estudio, tanto en lenguas orientales como occidentales, ha permanecido ausente hasta no bien entrados los primeros años de este siglo. Con este pequeño articulo pretendemos hacer un acercamiento a la historia de los deportes en China centrándonos en describir la rica variedad que hubo. A su vez nos centraremos en aquellos que tuvieron más importancia cultural, como el tiro con arco, el zuqiu (balompié) o las artes marciales


Sports in traditional China were very diverse and have a long history. However, their research and study in both Eastern and Western languages has been absent until the early years of this century. With this small article we intend to make an approach to the history of sports in China focusing on describing the great variety of sports. We will also focus on the sports of most cultural importance, such as archery, zuqiu (football), or martial arts.



Palabras clave

China; deportes; historia. China; sports, history.


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