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Archive for 'theory' Category

Nonviolence and Martial Arts Studies

Mar 4th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

  ***One of my goals in creating Kung Fu Tea was to inspire more enthusiasm for (and participation in) the scholarly discussion of martial arts.  As such, I am happy to share a reader’s lengthy response to a recent essay…. Continue Re…

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Violence and Peace: Reconsidering the Goals of Martial Arts

Feb 11th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

  What is my motivation? Connecting the dots between an individual’s intentions, their actions and subsequent systemic outcomes is more difficult than one might suspect.  Just ask any social scientist. Understanding each of these catego…

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Issue 7 of Martial Arts Studies Now Available: Wing Chun, Collectivism and Fighting Gender Stereotypes

Gen 21st, 2019 by XIUART | 0

  We are happy to announce that the seventh issue of Martial Arts Studies is now freely available. Martial Arts Studies is the premier scholarly source for interdisciplinary work on a wide variety of topics surrounding the practice, sociology, history… Continue Reading →

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Swords, Visuality and the Construction of China

Nov 16th, 2018 by XIUART | 0

  Deciphering an Icon Recently I came across a few of Harrison Forman’s wartime photos, probably taken in the early 1930s, but circulated to newspapers and (re)published in 1938.  While his photos of militia groups following the 8th Route Army (discussed… Continue Reading →

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Performance Ethnography and the Martial Arts Studies Reader

Nov 9th, 2018 by XIUART | 0

  As the indomitable Professor Farnsworth would say, good news everyone! The long anticipated Martial Arts Studies Reader (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) is now shipping.  Weighing in at 244 pages, and featuring articles by over a dozen of the most… Continue Reading →

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Who “Killed” Kung Fu: Habermas and the Legitimization Crisis within Traditional Martial Arts

Ott 19th, 2018 by XIUART | 0

  Zombies The air is distinctly crisp, the end of October is upon us, and Halloween rapidly approaches. Clearly, it is time to talk about zombies.  We seem to go through periods of collective fascination with the image of empty human… Continue Reading →

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