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Martial Arts History, Wing Chun and Chinese Martial Studies.

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The Political Economy of Southern Kung Fu: Thoughts on the Rise of Regional Identity within the Chinese Martial Arts.

Introduction Classification remains one of our central problems in the study and analysis of the traditional Chinese martial arts.  When thinking about the origin and relationship of these fighting systems most efforts begin with an attempt to create groups of... Continue Reading →

An Account of Regional Folk Opera and Martial Performances in Southern China during the 1850s.

Introduction This is the third entry in my short series on the local opera traditions of southern China, particularly as they relate to the development of modern martial culture.  The first essay addressed the persistent (but poorly understood) relationship between... Continue Reading →

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