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Chinese Martial Arts in the News: Oct. 22 2018: Archery, Kung Fu Villages and the Lives of Detective Dee

    Introduction It has been a busy weekend, so this news update will be brief. Nevertheless, I wanted to comment on some of the more interesting stories that have been floating around. For new readers, this is a semi-regular feature here... Continue Reading →

The Book Club: Chinese Archery by Stephen Selby, Part II: Popular Texts, Qigong and the Military Exams.

  This is the second section of our two part discussion of Chinese Archery (2000, Hong Kong University Press) by Stephen Selby.  In part one we examined the first half of his book which covered the earliest written records of... Continue Reading →

The Book Club: Chinese Archery by Stephen Selby: A critical text for all students of Chinese martial studies.

The Book Club is a semi-regular feature here at Kung Fu Tea in which we read and discuss a major work in the field of Chinese martial studies.  The basic idea is to replicate the sort of discussion that you... Continue Reading →

Through a Lens Darkly (14): Archery Practice in Late Imperial China

Introduction: Archery and the Traditional Chinese Martial Arts I have recently been reading Stephen Selby’s book Chinese Archery (2000, Hong Kong University Press).  It is a very important contribution to the Chinese martial studies literature and one of the few... Continue Reading →

A Year in the Chinese Martial Arts: The Events and Stories that Shaped 2012, Part II

Introduction The New Years holiday is a great time to take a moment to reflect on where we have been in the last year.  After all, the first step in making a useful resolution is to engage in a little... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: October 29th, 2012: Commercialization, Authenticity and Bruce Lee.

Welcome to the "Frankenstorm" edition of "Chinese martial arts in the news."  Every few weeks I update readers about recent events and important developing trends.  If you have suggestions for a story that I should be watching feel free to... Continue Reading →

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