|（Department of Physical Education，Yulin Normal University，Yulin 537000，China）
Abstract: By using literature information and collecting records about ideas for modern women physical education, which were scattered in literary works, the authors sorted out the values of such ideas in order to provide a reference for women physical education in modern China. Via their study the authors concluded that ideas for modern women physical education in China include cultivating virtuous wives and good mothers, maintaining strong citizens for nation survival; keeping physically and mentally fit; pursuing equal physical education rights. Among the 4 ideas said, the first two ideas show the value of “country protection”, while the last two ideas show the value of “self pro-tection”. These two reciprocal values are contradictive and interactive with each other.
Key words: sports history；women physical education；ideas for physical education；China