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Chinese Martial Studies Resources

Photo Credit Alex Judkins. Scene on the Street (SOS) Photography. Thanks Alex!

 

 

Chinese Martial Studies Resources

 

Journals and Reference

 

Martial Arts Studies

http://martialartsstudies.org/

 

Ido Movement for Culture: Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology

http://imcjournal.com/index.php/en/about-imc-journal

 

Electronic Journal of the Martial Arts and Sciences

http://www.ejmas.com/

 

Journal of Chinese Martial Studies (Ceased Distribution but the catalog of articles is well worth reviewing)

http://www.martialstudies.com.hk/

 

Journal of Asian Martial Arts (Ceased Distribution in July of 2012, but a searchable index of back articles is available)

www.goviamedia.com

 

International Hoplology Society

http://www.hoplology.com/about.htm

 

Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation.  What can I say.  I am not normally a fan of encyclopedias, but this one is really worth taking a look at.  Be prepared to spend the weekend.

http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?id=53050

 

 

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People You Should Know

 

Prof. Paul Bowman: Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.  A scholar of the martial arts, globalization and media.

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jomec/contactsandpeople/profiles/bowman-paul.html

 

Prof. D. S. Farrer: Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Guam and Writer on Martial Arts Studies.  Editor of Martial Arts as Embodied Knowledge (SUNY Press).

https://uog.academia.edu/DSFarrer

 

Prof. Kai Filipiak: Chinese Military Historian at the Oriental Institute of the University of Leipzig.

http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~ostasien/mitarbeiter/dozenten/filipiak

 

Prof. Adam D. Frank: Asian Studies, Honors College, University of Central Arkansas.  Author of Taijiquan and the Search for the Little Old Chinese Man: Understanding Identity Through the Martial Arts (Palgrave, 2006).

http://honors.uca.edu/commons/00401/Adam_Frank_CV__9810.pdf

 

Prof. Thomas A. Green. Associate Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University.  The editor of multiple important works on the martial arts.  Be sure to check out his essay “Sense and Nonsense: The Role of Folk History in the Martial Arts” in Martial Arts in the Modern World.

http://anthropology.tamu.edu/html/profile–tomgreen.html

 

Stanley E. Henning, MA: Independent and highly respected Chinese Martial Studies scholar:

http://seinenkai.com/articles/henning/index.html

 

Prof. T. J. Hinricks:  Historian at Cornell.  One of the few Professors offering a course that deals with the martial arts and globalization.  Her syllabus for “East Asian Martial Arts” is worth taking a look at.

http://history.cornell.edu/tj-hinrichs

 

Prof. Peter Lorge: Historian at Vanderbilt and author of Chinese Martial Arts (Cambridge, 2012).

http://www.vanderbilt.edu/historydept/lorge.html

 

Prof. Daniel Mroz: Department of Theater at the University of Ottawa.  Research interests include the Chinese martial arts in performance and opera.

http://www.theatre.uottawa.ca/eng/faculty/mroz.html

 

Prof. Meir Shahar: Author of the most important study of the Shaolin Temple produced to date:

http://www.tau.ac.il/~mshahar/

 

Prof. Douglas Wile: An important pioneer of modern Chinese martial studies who has written extensively on the history and social background of Taijiquan.

http://www.alverno.edu/academics/academicdepartments/schoolofartssciences/worldlanguages/facultystaff/

 

 

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Books to Get You Started

 

Avron Bortez. Gods, Ghosts and Gangsters.  Hawai’i University Press 2011.

Paul Bowman. Mythologies of Martial Arts. Rowman & Littlefield. 2016.

Paul Bowman. Martial Arts Studies: Disrupting Disciplinary Boundaries. Rowman & Littlefield. 2015.

D. S. Farrer and John Whalen-Bridge. Martial Arts as Embodied Knowledge: Asian Traditions in a Transnational World.  State University of New York Press. 2011.

Adam D. Frank. Taijiquan and the Search for the Little Old Chinese Man: Understanding Identity Through the Martial Arts. Palgrave. 2006.

Kang Gew. Spring and Autumn: The Spring and Autumn of Chinese Martial Arts. Plum Publishing. 1995.

Raul Sanchez Garcia and Dale C. Spencer. Fighting Scholars: Habitus and Ethnographies of Martial Arts and Combat Sports. Antham Press. 2014.

Thomas A. Green and Joseph R. Svinth (ed.) Martial Arts in the Modern World. Praeger. 2003.

John Christopher Hamm. Paper Swordsmen: Jin Yong and the Modern Chinese Martial Arts Novel.  University of Hawai’i Press. 2005.

Brian Kennedy and Elizabeth Guo. Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals: A Historical Survey.  Blue Snake. 2005.

Brian Kennedy and Elizabeth Guo. Jingwu: The School that Transformed Kung Fu.  Blue Snake. 2010.

Benjamin N. Judkins and Jon Nielson.  The Creation of Wing Chun: A Social History of the Southern Chinese Martial Arts. State University of NY Press. 2015.

Petrus Liu. Stateless Subjects: Chinese Martial Arts Literature and Postcolonial History.  State University of NY Press. 2011.

Peter Lorge. Chinese Martial Arts. Cambridge University Press. 2011.

Andrew D. Morris. Marrow of the Nation: A history of sports and physical culture in Republican China.  California University Press. 2004.

Meir Shahar. The Shaolin Monastery. University of Hawai’i Press. 2008.

Douglas Wile.  Lost T’ai-chi Classics from the Late Ch’ing Dynasty.  State University of New York Press. 1996.

Discussion

2 thoughts on “Chinese Martial Studies Resources

  1. Wow thank’s! It is hard to look for good information about chinese boxing.

    Posted by Philippe Lavoie | August 23, 2013, 4:35 pm
  2. I think an exploratory piece into the contradictory relationship between the shaolin temple in NY and the gangster rap art piece wutang clan, and the broader relationship between shaolin and Chinese gangster culture needs to be examined. It is comparable to the pope linking hands with gun-totting mafioso’s creating rap records about serial killers, a contradiction in western culture, but not so in Chinese culture, whose lofty mountain peaks rests on the pillars of the Chinese underworld.

    Posted by J. Ranger | March 29, 2015, 4:20 am

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