A History of Chinese Martial Arts

A History of Chinese Martial Arts

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Chinese martial arts have a long history and of broad meaning. They are considered to be systems that blend the physical components of combat with strategy, philosophy, tradition, or other features that distinguish them from pure physical reaction, which is different from western sports that stress on human kinetics. This book is an English translation of the popular eleventh edition of A History of Chinese Martial Art. It provides a comprehensive overview with contributions from more than 30 scholars and practitioners in the field.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 159 x 235mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 35 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138645583
  • 9781138645585

About Fan Hong

Professor Fan Hong, Vice Chancellor's Office, Bangor University, Bangor, UK. Dr Fuhua Huang, School of Physical Education and Sport, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang city, Jiangxi province, Chinashow more

Table of contents

Part I: Precursor (before 222 B.C.) 1. The Origin of Chinese Martial Arts 2. Martial Arts and the Early Chinese Philosophy Part II: Militarization (222 B.C.-960) 3. Rising Militarism and the Consolidation of Martial Arts 4. Ethnical Integration, Religion and the Expansion of Martial Arts 5. Sovereignty, Warlike Ethos and the Popularization of Martial Arts Part III: From Militarization to Recreation and Moralization (960-1911) 6. Urbanization and the Rise of Recreational Martial Arts in Song Dynasty 7. The Shi Ba Ban Wu Yi and the Conceptualization of Martial Arts in Ming Dynasty 8. The Fall of Militarism: Martial Arts in Qing Dynasty Part IV: Modernization, Nationalization and Globalization (1911-present) 9. Between Tradition and Modern: the Sportization of Martial Arts in Republican China 10. Sport Nationalism and the Modernization of Martial Arts in the PRC 11. Between Modern and Postmodern: Chinese Martial Arts in the Global Ageshow more