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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 →

The Boxing Master, the Pirate’s Wife and the Soldier: Three Scenes from Southern China’s Piracy Crisis, 1807-1810

    Introduction: Foreign Language Sources on Southern Chinese Piracy   It is a dictum in the social sciences that data is never self-interpreting. Likewise historians have found that it is often impossible to judge the nature or significance of... Continue Reading →

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