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Evaluating Swords: A Lost Martial Text from the Han Dynasty

    Introduction No modern civilization enjoys a longer and richer history than China.  Yet accessing it can be a challenge for scholars. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the study of martial arts. The oldest existing Chinese hand... Continue Reading →

Tung Ying-chieh and the Public Perception of the Chinese Martial Arts in Post-War Hong Kong.

Introduction The first half of the 20th century was a time of rapid transformation for the traditional Chinese martial arts.  Early in the era these fighting systems tended to be associated with practical pursuits such as military or militia training,... 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 →

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