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Qilin Dancing During the Lunar New Year and Southern Chinese Martial Culture.

Introduction: What is a Qilin and why do they dance? Let me start off by wishing everyone a happy New Year!  The Lunar New Year is the longest and most important festival in the traditional Chinese calendar.  Individuals celebrate it... Continue Reading →

Lives of Chinese Martial Artists (2): Cheung Lai Chuen (pt. II)

  Introduction This is the second part of our biographical sketch of Cheung Lai Chuen.  The purpose of the "Lives of the Chinese Martial Artists" series is to better understand the diversity of life pathways and variety of personal experiences... Continue Reading →

Lives of Chinese Martial Artists (2): Cheung Lai Chuen (Part I).

This post introduces the second chapter of our ongoing series exploring the lives and careers of martial artists in late 19th and early 20th century China.  Very often we artificially restrict our vision of what the traditional martial arts were... Continue Reading →

Wing Chun and the Hakka Arts: Is there a connection?

  Categorizing the Martial Arts of Southern China As I have discussed here, there are a number of different ways that one can conceptualize the traditional martial arts of Guangdong province and the Pearl River delta.  One of the more... Continue Reading →

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