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Bridges and Big Knives: The Use of the “Big Knife” saber in the Chinese Republican Army

By Brian L. Kennedy and Elizabeth Guo Brian L. Kennedy has been kind enough to kick off our "2013 Web Symposium on Chinese Martial Studies" with the following guest post.  In this article he revisits some of his previous research... Continue Reading →

Through a Lens Darkly (8): Butterfly Swords, Dadaos and the Local Militias of Guangdong, 1840 vs. 1940.

Introduction:  The Butterfly Swords and Southern Martial Arts Defend the Nation I recently ran across two photographs that I think students of the southern Chinese martial arts may find very enlightening.  They speak to interesting tactical and cultural questions.  On... Continue Reading →

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