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

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    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 →

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

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    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 →

Swords, Visuality and the Construction of China

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  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 →