Chinese Kung Fu (Introductions to Chinese Culture)

Chinese Kung Fu (Introductions to Chinese Culture) by Guangxi Wang epub pdf fb2

Title: Chinese Kung Fu (Introductions to Chinese Culture)
Author: Guangxi Wang
ISBN10: 0521186641
ISBN13: 978-0521186643
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 3 edition (March 26, 2012)
Language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
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Pages: 122 pages
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Chinese Kung Fu (Introductions to Chinese Culture) by Guangxi Wang


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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.