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Martial Arts History, Wing Chun and Chinese Martial Studies.


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Chen Fake Fights the Red Spear Bandits: Community Conflict and the Role of the Chinese Martial Arts in Local Governance

      Introduction: Wing Chun Warriors Come to Beijing     The Beijing News and South China Morning Post recently reported on a case of community violence that erupted in Yanjiao, Hebei province.  This area, just 35 km from the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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