Taijiquan And the Search for the Little Old Chinese Man : Understanding Identity Through Martial Arts (Hardcover)

Author: Frank, Adam D.

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The first book-length ethnography of a Chinese martial arts association, the book tackles the general question of how human beings form viewpoints of themselves and others through the practice of an art--in this case, the art of taijiquan (a.k.a. "tai chi"). The first half of the book focuses on the author''s own experience of studying taijiquan with teachers in the People''s Republic of China and the United States, then expands the discussion to include taijiquan as national symbol, taijiquan in the context of urban China, and the globalization of "Chineseness" through taijiquan.


Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Mfg Part# 9781403968289
SKU 202236102
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1403968284
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0320
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan

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