An Empirical Study of the Understandings of Chinese Martial Arts Symbols among German University Students

  • Xiujie Ma Shanghai University of Sport
  • Min Wu Deutsche Wushu Federation e.V., Germany Berlin 13599
  • Zizheng Yu School of Journalism, Media and Culture,Cardiff University
  • Chuanyin Jiang Chinese Martial Arts College, Shanghai University of Sport

Abstract

Background & Study Objective: Semiotics is one of the prominent approaches in the 21stCentury social sciences. Chinese martial arts are recognized as an “unique” Chinese cultural symbol. This article aims to provide knowledge of the awareness and familiarity of Chinese martial arts of Germany university students.

Material & Methods: By using the survey methodology on 1258 university students in 15 German universities. The survey data was quantitatively analyzed by SPSS22.0, and the chi-square test and factor analysis were performed. If the p-value was less than 0.05, the null hypothesis was rejected, and the significant difference does exist.

Results: 1. German university students are not familiar with Chinese martial arts symbols; 2. German male university students tend to focus on the martial level of boxing types and Chinese traditional weapons, while German female university students prefer the Chinese martial clothing and culture; 3. The cognition level and familiarity of German students of liberal arts on Chinese martial arts, are general higher than the German science students; 4. The general cognition levels and familiarity of the Chinese martial arts official communication agencies, and their propagation means among German university students are not high.

Conclusion: The awareness and familiarity of Chinese martial arts symbols of Germany university studentsare not high. The symbols of Chinese boxing types, martial arts landscapes and communication agencies suffer from problem of inadequate leverage, compared with the symbols of Chinese martial arts movies and television programs.

Veröffentlicht
2019-06-27
Zitationsvorschlag
Ma, X., Wu, M., Yu, Z., & Jiang, C. (2019). An Empirical Study of the Understandings of Chinese Martial Arts Symbols among German University Students. Journal of Martial Arts Research, 2(1), 19. https://doi.org/10.15495/ojs_25678221_21_106
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Impulsbeiträge / Forschungsberichte