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Study on the Current Communication Situation of Traditional Wrestling in Shanxi

Author JiaoLei
Tutor GuoJiangYong
School Shanghai Institute of Physical Education
Course Sports News
Keywords Shanxi traditional wrestling communication current situation
CLC G852.9
Type Master's thesis
Year 2009
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Shanxi has more than 60 kinds of folk sports, rich and various, which characterizes the local style. Among them, traditional wrestling, popular in Xinzhou,Dingxiang and Yuanping, has a history as long as more than 1000 years, which originated from the late Tang Dynasty, at least. It is famous, at home and abroad, for its broad mass foundation, a large number of famous wrestlers and crotch hold.Xinzhou locates at the place where ancient nomadic civilization and farming civilization mixed together. It was because that the war was happened quiet frequently, the impact of grassland civilization, and the remains of ancient hunting and fishing, the traditional wrestling was popular. And then combined with the thanksgiving party, it has became people’s favorite until now, and passed down from generation to generation.Shanxi traditional wrestling, having a long history, is a folk sport with both human body charm and local culture. With the unique environment, it was evolved from its long-term cultural heritage.With the strategic of cultural implement in Shanxi, and the development of mass sports, the communication of traditional wrestling, especially its mass communication has many problems, such as the current situation of it, the problems or difficulties it has, and the needs and expectations the audiences have.This paper firstly spread the questionnaires to different audiences and professionals to know about audiences’view about the current communication situation of traditional wrestling. And then the paper, combined with the expert interviews and reports examples, studies the current communication situation of traditional wrestling on the interpersonal communication, organizational communication and mass media fields.At last, the paper comes to the conclusion: firstly, interpersonal communication regards family relationship and teacher-student relationship as the main way to pass down; secondly, organizational communication has various platforms and media to communicate the news of Shanxi traditional wrestling; and interpersonal communication and organizational communication are important for communication of Shanxi traditional wrestling, though they have problems. Finally, the mass communication has a long way to go. That is to say,“Agenda setting”is weak; the content is almost the same and lack of culture; the value of“entertainment”is insufficient; the form is too simple and the network communication is absent; and the lack of the self-confidence in communication.This paper is to study the current communication situation of traditional wrestling, identify its problems and find sufficient ways to communicate it and its culture better. It is important theoretically and practically for its development after Olympic Games, and also important for the long-term development of sports and media.

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