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Archive for Gennaio, 2019

The Research Expedition: What is the Value of Short Duration Study?

Gen 28th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

  A New Hoplology Over the last few weeks I have been thinking quite a bit about what hoplology was and what it might yet become. What were the advances and shortcoming of this field’s previous incarnations, both prior to… Continue Reading →

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Chinese Martial Arts in the News: January 20th 2019: Jingwu, Chinese Armor and Liberating the Nunchuck

Gen 25th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

  Introduction Its been over a month since our last news update, which means that there is no better time to get caught up on recent events! For new readers, this is a semi-regular feature here at Kung Fu Tea in which we… Continue Reading →

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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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Meditations on the Blade, Ultra-Modernity and the Fine Art of Self-Promotion

Gen 18th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

    The Unexpected Giant Some of the essays at Kung Fu Tea are the result of several days of careful research and thinking.  This is not going to be one of those pieces. I started out with a great… Continue Reading →

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Wang Ziping and the Early Days of Wushu: Two Important Films

Gen 14th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

  Introduction Wang Ziping (1881-1973) was an iconic figure within the world of the Republican martial arts.  Having gained fame through his many feats of strength and public fights, the Muslim martial artist from Heibi province went on to hold… Continue Reading →

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Play and Learning in the Martial Arts

Gen 11th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

  The Problem with Play I have always found TED talks to be a mixed bag. Some are wonderful. Others I find vaguely irritating. But the project itself, which seeks to popularize some of the most important “big ideas,” is deeply… Continue Reading →

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Through a Lens Darkly (57): The Asian Martial Arts and Modern Primitivism

Gen 7th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

    Introduction My ongoing research on the public diplomacy of the Chinese martial arts has taken a decisive turn.  The Second World War is one of those historical calamities that defines an era, and I now find myself venturing… Continue Reading →

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Individualism, Art and Craft: Reading Bruce Lee by the Numbers

Gen 4th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

      Interpreting Bruce Lee We may debate lists of the 20th century’s most influential martial artists,* but when it comes to written texts, there is simply no question.  “Liberate Yourself from Classical Karate,”  Bruce Lee’s 1971 manifesto, first appearing… Continue Reading →

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The Martial Arts Studies Reader: 2018’s Essential Book

Gen 1st, 2019 by XIUART | 0

    An Essential Book   This is a time of year to sit back and reflect on our achievements and struggles.  I suspect that within the broader historical record 2018 will be remembered for its calamities.  Yet it has… Continue Reading →

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