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General Ma Liang

Research Notes: Ma Liang’s 1923 Wushu Tournament and Charity Demonstration

  Introduction   The following research note is part of our ongoing series discussing the career and contribution of Ma Liang (187?-1947).  As I mentioned in the first essay, Ma can legitimately be considered a pioneering figure in the modernization... Continue Reading →

Ma Liang’s “New Wushu:” Modernizing and Militarizing the Traditional Chinese Martial Arts

    Asking “What if?” Few things are more difficult to research than historical events that did not happen.  This is especially true for social scientists who approach the question of theory creation and hypothesis testing from a more empirical... Continue Reading →

Research Notes: Kung Fu Public Diplomacy and a Visit with General Ma Liang

    Secrecy vs. Advertising in the Chinese Martial Arts I recently reviewed Charles Russo’s excellent work, Striking Distance, which discussed the spread of the Chinese martial arts on the West Coast of the United States during the middle of... Continue Reading →

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