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Martial Arts History, Wing Chun and Chinese Martial Studies.


Local corruption

Through a Lens Darkly (12): The Chinese Martial Arts and Local Government: Yamen Runners, Clerks, Jailers and Executioners.

***Update*** (I recently found another old photograph that goes very well with this post.  It shows an official riding a horse as part of procession in pre-1911 Shanghai.  I have added it below with some additional comment.) Introduction: Romanticizing and... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: November 19th, 2012: Ip Man, the UFC and Kung Fu Buddhists

Welcome to the November edition of "Chinese Martial Arts in the News."  This is part of a regular series of posts that present us with an opportunity to discuss recent developments in the news and popular culture.  If you know... Continue Reading →

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