Lost T'ai-chi Classics from the Late Ch'ing Dynasty

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SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Literary Collections - 233 pages
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Analysis of rich new material allows Wile to make a fresh survey of longstanding issues: the origins of T'ai-chi; the authorship of the classics; the differences between Wu, Yang, and Li; and the roles of such figures as Chang San-feng, Wang Tsung-yueh, Chiang Fa, and the formerly missing link, Ch'ang Nai-chou.

  

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Contents

Chiian in the Nineteenth Century should appeal to practitioners
2
China and the Nations I
4
Late Ching Intellectual Trends I
12
Reexamining the Biography ofWu Yiihsiang I
20
THE TAICHI CLASSICS
33
The Writings ofWu Chengching I
41
The Writings of Li Iyii I
48
Yang Family Forty Chapters I
57
Authenticity of the New Texts I
102
Historicity of Chang Sanfeng I
108
Period and Role of Chiang Fa I
114
Survival of Manuscripts in the Wu and Li Families I
120
Notes
195
Glossary
201
Index
229
Copyright

Authorship of the Previously Received Classics I
95

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About the author (1996)

Douglas Wile is Associate Professor at Brooklyn College. He is the author of The Art of the Bedchamber: The Chinese Sexual Yoga Classics, Including Women's Solo Meditation Texts, also published by SUNY Press.

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