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Martial Arts History, Wing Chun and Chinese Martial Studies.

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Who “Killed” Kung Fu: Habermas and the Legitimization Crisis within Traditional Martial Arts

  Zombies The air is distinctly crisp, the end of October is upon us, and Halloween rapidly approaches.¬†Clearly, it is time to talk about zombies.¬† We seem to go through periods of collective fascination with the image of empty human... Continue Reading →

1849: Origins and Consequences of a Southern Chinese Piracy Crisis

    Introduction   By the early 19th century much of Guangdong province existed in a perpetual state of simmering anarchy. The large clan structures that dominated the agricultural economy competed with each other for access to land and water.... Continue Reading →

From Battle Magic to Self-Actualization: Understanding the Traditional Chinese Martial Arts

    Introduction Most historical debates (both popular and academic) about the Chinese martial arts pit two opposing visions against one another. Sociologically informed theories tend to see the Chinese martial arts as a manifestation of fundamentally secular historical, economic... Continue Reading →

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