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The Soldier, the Marketplace Boxer and the Recluse: Mapping the Social Location of the Martial Arts in Late Imperial China.

  ***As I mentioned earlier this week, I am currently preparing for the upcoming Martial Arts Studies conference in Cardiff.  As such I have decided to revisit one of the earlier major essays that I wrote for this blog (all... Continue Reading →

The Soldier, the Marketplace Boxer and the Recluse: Mapping the Social Location of the Martial Arts in Late Imperial China.

Introduction How should we understand the traditional Chinese martial arts?  Are these practices really intended to be a form of practical self-defense, or are they actually some other sort of social performance? Are the arts that we practice today “authentic?”... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: May 13th: Culture, Globalization and “Green Dragons” in Boston.

Introduction As long-time readers know, "Chinese Martial Arts in the News" is a regular feature here at Kung Fu Tea.  Every three weeks we take a morning off to review the top stories about the Chinese martial arts.  We also... Continue Reading →

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