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Wushu, the Chinese martial art form known 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.

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ISBN:
9780521186643
Author:
Wang, Guangxi
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Subject:
World History-Asia
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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