Football has become a field of priority in the People’s Republic of China. Under Xi Jinping a football development strategy was launched, including four “comprehensive” reforms. The purpose of this research article, published in early 2019 by the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs (SAGE), based on the original and unique survey conducted by Ilker Gündogan and co-authored with him, is to examine the perceptions of these reforms by Chinese football supporters – a fundamental stakeholder group – through an online survey.
Gündoğan, Ilker, and Albrecht Sonntag. “Chinese Football in the Era of Xi Jinping: What Do Supporters Think?” Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, vol. 47, no. 1, Jan. 2018, pp. 103–141, doi:10.1177/186810261804700104.