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Chinese Martial Arts in the News: October 12, 2015: Columbus Day Edition!

    Introduction For readers in the United States, happy Columbus Day!  And what better way to enjoy your three day weekend than getting caught up on the latest martial arts news.  "Chinese Martial Arts in the News" is a... Continue Reading →

The Tao of Tom and Jerry: Krug on the Appropriation of the Asian Martial Arts in Western Culture

The Mouse Always Wins In 1962 American theater audiences were treated to the sight of a mouse named “Jerry” repeatedly besting a cat named “Tom” through his mastery of Japanese Judo. Tom is more of a force of nature than... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: April 7th, 2014: Divine Swords, Hidden Dragons and Monastic Violence Gets Real.

  Introduction Welcome to our latest edition of “Chinese Martial Arts in the News.”  This is a semi-regular feature here at Kung Fu Tea in which we review media stories that mention or impact the the traditional fighting arts.  In... Continue Reading →

Qigong and the Martial Arts: Revealing the Role of Globalization in the Creation of “Tradition.”

  ***I am currently in the middle of a more detailed research project, so for this Friday's post we will be looking back into the archives.  The following essay was originally posted here at Kung Fu Tea in October of... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: October 14th, 2013: Kung Fu Diplomacy, Qi in the Western World and Saving the Chinese Martial Arts Film.

Introduction Welcome to another edition of Chinese Martial Arts in the news.  This is a semi-regular feature in which we review a roundup of media stories dealing with the martial arts over the last three to four weeks.  We try... Continue Reading →

The Book Club: Taijiquan and the Search for the Little Old Chinese Man by Adam D. Frank: Chapter 4-8: Globalization, Modernization and Mobility in the Chinese Martial Arts.

This is the second half of our two part discussion of Adam D. Frank’s ethnographic study of identity and the traditional Chinese martial arts.  The first part of this review can be found here.  The “Book Club” is a semi-regular... Continue Reading →

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong in the Wing Chun Community

Martial Arts and Globalization in late 19th and early 20th century China. In my previous post I proposed a framework for using globalization and the liberalization of China’s economy in the 1980s and 1990s to understand the progressive “medicalization” of... Continue Reading →

Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Martial Arts: Another Approach to Globalization and Chinese Martial Studies.

Why Does Chinese Martial Studies Need Globalization? In a previous post I asked whether “globalization,” understood as the increased movement of capital, goods, people and ideas through networks divorced from the traditional state, is having an impact on the traditional... Continue Reading →

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