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- DescriptionWushu, the Chinese martial art form kwn 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.
- Author BiographyWang 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.
- Author(s)Guangxi Wang
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication09/03/2012
- SubjectBoxing & Combat Sports
- Series TitleIntroductions to Chinese Culture
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight240 g
- Width156 mm
- Height260 mm
- Spine7 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement3rd Revised edition
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