The longitudinal changes of national identity in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan before, during and after the 2008 Beijing olympics games

Patrick W.C. Lau, Michael H.S. Lam, Beeto W.C. Leung, Choung Rak Choi, Lynda B. Ransdell

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Abstract

The present study examined longitudinal changes in Asian (i.e. Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) school students national identity before, during and after the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Participants were 946 secondary students aged 12-17 years from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This study revealed that residence, especially the hosting city, acted as the most significant factor in longitudinal changes and contribution to the national identity among the three regions. The time factor (before, during and after the Games) was only significant when it interacted with residence. These findings suggest that residence (hosting city) provided the greatest contribution in national identity before, during and after the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1281-1294
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of the History of Sport
Volume29
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

Keywords

  • Beijing olympics
  • Chinese olympics
  • national identity
  • nationalism
  • sport mega event

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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