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Doing Research (2): Choosing a School – Affinity, Danger and Compliance by Daniel Mroz

  Introduction   Welcome to the second entry in our series of guest posts titled “Doing Research.”  If you missed the first essay by D. S. Farrer (which provides a global overview of the subject) be sure to click here.... Continue Reading →

The Autumn 2015 Issue of Martial Arts Studies is Here!

    Paul Bowman and I are happy to announce that the first issue of the new interdisciplinary journal Martial Arts Studies has arrived. It is free to download, read or share by anyone with an internet connection. Best of... Continue Reading →

Professor Thomas Green on the Survival of Plum Blossom Boxing, Martial Folklore and the State of Martial Arts Studies

    Introduction   Professor Thomas A. Green (Anthropology, Texas A&M University) has been a critical figure in the promotion of the academic study of the martial arts. Many readers will already be familiar with his edited works (along with... Continue Reading →

Leveraging Open Courseware in Chinese Martial Studies

Introduction: Technology, Disruption and Education The current renaissance in the academic study of the martial could not have come at a better time.  In fact, it is probably a powerful confluence of forces, both theoretical, political and technological that are... Continue Reading →

Nick Hurst Talks to Kung Fu Tea about Writing, Research, and Curating the Memory of a Shaolin Grandmaster.

Introduction This is the second part of our series on Sugong: The Life of a Shaolin Grandmaster (2012) by Nick Hurst.  If you have not already done so, be sure to check out the review here.  Nick is a great... Continue Reading →

Teaching Chinese Martial Studies and Talking about Martial Arts in the Classroom.

By my count we are in the third era of "Chinese Martial Studies."  The first was spearheaded by Tang Hao and ran from the early 20th century to WWII.  The scholars interested in the martial arts were mostly from China... Continue Reading →

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