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Chinese Kung Fu

Chinese Kung Fu

3rd Edition

$14.99 (G)

Part of Introductions to Chinese Culture

  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521186643

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  • Wushu, the Chinese martial art form known as kung fu in the West, embodies traditional Chinese culture and reflects the self defense and fitness practices of the Chinese people. The core philosophy of wushu is drawn from Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist principles and the Eastern philosophy that humans are an integral part of nature. In this illustrated introduction Wang Guangxi discusses the theory, schools, weapons and development of this distinctive and captivating branch of Chinese culture from ancient times to the present day, including its representation in literature and film.

    • An introduction to the history and culture of the Chinese martial art kung fu
    • Written by a Chinese expert whose work is not widely available outside China
    • Full color illustrations support the discussion throughout
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521186643
    • length: 122 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 7 x 156 mm
    • weight: 0.24kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The origins of martial arts
    2. Schools of wushu
    3. Weapons
    4. Three stages of Chinese wushu practice
    5. Characteristics of Chinese wushu
    6. Chinese wushu and Chinese culture
    7. Chinese and foreign wushu exchange
    8. The development of modern Chinese wushu
    Appendix 1. Notes on wushu exercises
    Appendix 2. Chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.

  • Author

    Guangxi Wang
    Wang Guangxi, also known as Lu Cao, was a Fellow in the Henan Research Institute of Culture and History, Standing Director of the Modern Chinese Literature Research Society and Deputy Dean of Wushu Culture Research Center, Physical Education Institute, Zhengzhou University. His life was devoted to modern literature and wushu research and he published widely on his research interests.

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