ABSTRACT

Migratory flow and transnational activities provide an impetus for research into the roles of sport, health, and physical activity in Chinese diasporic communities’ lives and the relationship of health and physical activity to broader societal and political discourses related to interracial interactions. The recent development of child participatory research approaches has been influenced by childhood studies. Children are increasingly considered active participants and coresearchers in the research process. The development of creative research methods involving children has given rise to critical debate about the methodological aspects, centred on a few key issues: power relationships, representation and ethics. The chapter outlines how this book extends recent theoretical debates in arts-based methods, online ethnographic methods and autoethnography in research involving children. It differs from other relevant works in the range of creative research methods, participants and researched topics and engages in theoretical and empirical arguments regarding diversity and inclusion, with a focus on British Chinese children’s health, physical activity and sporting experiences.