Original Articles: 2014 Vol: 6 Issue: 6
On the development of sports tourism in China
Based on CNKI DATABASE developed by Tsinghua Tongfang, the author adopts literature review in this paper. The author uses the mathematical statistics methods to count the number of papers concerning sports tourism in the DATABASE between the year 2002 and 2013, the number of theses and dissertations, the number of journals, the number of core journals, etc. The statistical analysis shows that the number of papers about sports tourism has increased and faculties in sports colleges and universities are the main researchers in this field. Despite these achievements, the research on Chinese sports tourism is still at a relatively low level. The methods adopted are mainly descriptive and conceptual. There is still a large gap between domestic and foreign research production due to the lack of attention from the Chinese government. However, the Chinese sports tourism is developing on the whole.