HLTH 39900: China: Culture, Health, Healing & Sport

China: Culture, Health, Healing & Sport


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SPORTDiscus with Full Text
Access to the full text articles in sports, physical education, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, kinesiology, coaching and training, sport administration, sport law and legislation, sports facility design and management, doping, health education, biomechanics, movement science, injury prevention, rehabilitation, physical therapy, nutrition, exercise physiology, recreation, leisure studies, sport tourism, allied health, the Olympics, disabled sport, facility design and management, officiating, sport and exercise psychology, corporate wellness, and occupational health and therapy.

MedlinePlus Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Links to information on alternative medicine, herbal medicine, dietary supplements, and acupuncture.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Full-text and abstracts for nursing and allied health; monographs on all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs.

Encyclopedia Brittanica Article on China
Extensive article with information on history, climate, geography, health & welfare, daily life, sports & recreation, and other topics.

Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine REF R733 .G34 2001
Presents current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices. Information on recommended therapies for specific disorders and diseases, medicinal uses for plants and herbs, are balanced by conclusions of studies on efficacy and analysis of current levels of acceptance by traditional scientists and doctors.

International Business Culture and Etiquette
Guides to a wide variety of countries from Executive Planet. Such things as business dress, meetings, gifts, gestures, behavior, protocol etc. are discussed.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport REF GV567 .B48 2013

Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine
Discusses how to safely and effectively combine conventional and natural medicine to maintain health and address specific medical conditions. Covers complementary therapies such as bio-identical hormones, vitamin supplementation, herbs, diet, and exercise.

Encyclopedia of Asian history REF DS31 .E53 1988
Substantial coverage of people, places, events, religion, etc. with a concentration on the last 300 years.


Data and Statistics

UNdata pools major UN databases and those of several international organizations - browse, search and download data from a large number of statistical databases. Data categories include: agriculture, education, employment, energy, environment, health, human development, industry, information and communication technology, national accounts, population, refugees, trade, and tourism.

WHO Global Health Atlas
Data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels for analysis and comparison. The analysis of data is supported with demographic, socioeconomic, and environmental information.

Health Care System Profiles
Profiles cover the financing, organization, and delivery of health care services in industrialized countries. These surveys also highlight quality, efficiency, and cost-controlling policy initiatives and reforms. Full-text profiles of various countries can be downloaded.

CIA World Factbook
Provides basic history of all countries  - includes maps, population, history, politics, economics, education, communications, transportation and military data.


National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
A unit of the National Institutes of Health.  The NCAM site provides links to general information and to research studies currently being conducted on alternative therapies and products.

Website provides an interactive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. It integrates outbreak data of varying reliability, ranging from news sources to curated personal accounts to validated official alerts. The data is aggregated by disease and displayed by location.

InteliHealth: Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Website with links to information on herbal medicines & supplements  and alternative therapies & modalities.

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Chinese Language Films

Mandarin Language

Mandarin Language Practice Site
Audio files and written equivalents for basic expressions, time and numbers, the human body, the home, nature, foods, money, and other categories. Choose a category, and then roll your cursor over a letter, number or picture to hear the pronunciation.

Chinese Newspapers

China Daily
Official English language newspaper in China.

South China Morning Post
Hong Kong's English daily provides current news, audio video news, podcasts, RSS Feeds, and blogs.