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Through a Lens Darkly (61): The Shifting Social and Economic Value of Traditional Chinese Weapons

    One of the most notable trends over the last decade has been the rapid appreciation of prices for antique Chinese weapons.¬† There is more variability in markets for antique objects than one might think.¬† Simply being rare was... Continue Reading →

Research Notes: A Japanese Martial Arts Demonstration

  It will come as no surprise to regular readers that I am a fan of late 19th and early 20th century martial arts ephemera. ¬†Postcards, being visual, cheap and easily mailed around the globe, were one vector by which... Continue Reading →

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