|（School of Physical Education，Anqing Normal University，Anqing 246011，China)
Abstract: FEI Xiao-tong was famous scholar in China. His academic achievements are producing important influ-ence on many disciplinary areas, including the sports social science discipline. FEI Xiao-tong had a strong sports complex in his whole life, once had classic and profound interpretations and explanations of such sorts spirit as “sportsmanship”, “teamwork” and “fair play” etc, which greatly uplifted the degree of cognition of sports spirit in the academic and thinking communities in China. His insistence on the ideology and practice of academic localiza-tion has become the important theoretical and practical foundation for the construction of sports social science. The cultural consciousness theory that he put forward has become an important guiding ideology for sports social sci-ence development in China, especially, pointed out a feasible path for the inheritance and development of Chinese traditional national sports culture. Such an academic ideal of his as “aspiring to enriching people” has established the benchmark and guidance for sports social science study in China, having important theoretical and realistic sig-nificance for the solving of sports social problems faced by China nowadays.
Key words: sports social science；sports anthropology；sports spirit；FEI Xiao-tong