China Gold: China’s Quest for Olympic and Global Glory is a guide to Chinese sports and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and an easy way to get to know China – not only in sports but in business, science, and technology.
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China Gold: China’s Quest for Global Power and Olympic Glory introduces the athletes, the businesses, and the leaders who have cooperated—through many challenges—to bring the XXIX Olympiad to Beijing, China.
Written by Chinese experts in close collaboration with US and European sports writers, and enhanced by full-color photos and illustrations, China Gold covers Olympic sports and events, traditional physical activities like tai chi and wushu, and new extreme and luxury sports. There are chapters looking at the economic, technological, and environmental issues connected with staging the Olympics, and fascinating coverage of the history of sports in China, including women’s participation in ancient sports and the ascension of elite female athletes.