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Martial Arts History, Wing Chun and Chinese Martial Studies.

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Kung Fu, City Defense and the Art of “Saving Lives”

      Kai Filipiak. 2012. “'Saving Lives'—Lu Kun’s Manual on City Defense.” Journal of Chinese Military History. 139-188.   Introduction Winter is a great time to catch up on one’s reading. And if you run a blog that means... Continue Reading →

What Can the Opera Rebellion Teach us about the Social Toleration of Violence (and the Martial Arts) in Late Imperial China?

The Logic of Violence and its Relationship with the State My academic background and doctorate is in political science where I specialize in a sub-field called “international political economy.”  That is where I have focused most of my teaching and... Continue Reading →

The Book Club: Chinese Martial Arts by Peter Lorge, Chapters 6-8 (Song-Ming): The first emergence of the traditional Chinese Martial Arts.

Introduction The “Book Club” is a semi-regular series of posts where we collectively read and review some of the most important works in the field of Chinese martial studies.  My intent is to reproduce the same sort of seminar atmosphere... Continue Reading →

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