|（Guangxi College of Physical Education，Nanning 530012，China）
Abstract: Incense ball game is a traditional minority national sport with a long history, popular among people of Zhuang nationality in Guangxi. It originated from a beautiful legend about the hard life of ZHANG Yan-heng and his mother, villagers of Guyuanpo village, Liangqing district, Nanning city, Guangxi province. The process of in-cense ball fabrication is highly characterized with local national features. Rules for playing incense ball game are similar to those for playing modern badminton, except that the ball is hit by hand instead of by a racket. Incense ball game has carried on the worship of people of Zhuang nationality in Guangxi for fire, ancestors and heroes, showing humanistic spirit of toughness and harmonious coexistence, as well as a distinct tint of territorial brink culture. For popularizing incense ball game, time characteristics and development trend of globalization should be fully consid-ered, and the traditional essential part of incense ball culture should be carried on and forward, so as to pass on in-cense ball as a unique historical culture of Zhang nationality.
Key words: incense ball game；sports culture；Guangxi；Zhuang nationality