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Abstract

This paper mainly adopts the method of the literature analysis and combines knowledge of mythology, sports history, and ethnology to study Bubo, a Zhuang myth about a hero named Bubo, who fought heroically against the Thunder King and the Dragon King. By analyzing Bubo’s struggle with nature and the ruthless rulers, this paper reveals the sublime heroism that consists of bravery, strength, wisdom, and fearlessness, and a cultural tradition that emphasizes virtue, reason, life, and unity. Moreover, this paper offers a glimpse of the characteristics of the Zhuang sports culture behind the myth, including the humanistic trait of being peopleoriented, the code of conduct of observing morals and manners, the knighterrantry of rising above self, the need-based incentive of guiding people to their merits, and the educational significance of promoting collectivism.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.19873/j.cnki.2096-0212.2022.01.009

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