Taijiquan Classics: An Annotated Translation

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North Atlantic Books, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 212 pages
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Along with Chinese art, medicine, and philosophy, taijiquan has left the confines of its original culture, and offers health, relaxation, and a method of self-defense to people around the globe. Using the early texts now known as The Taijiquan Classics which have served as a touchstone for t’ai chi practitioners for 150 years, this book explores the fundamental ideas and what they mean to practitioners, students, and scholars. It also incorporates newly discovered sources that address the history of taijiquan and newly translated commentaries by Chen Weiming.
 

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Contents

A Brief History of Taijiquan
3
The History of the Taijiquan Classics
25
The Language and Literature of the Taijiquan Classics
49
The Ideas of the Taijiquan Classics
59
The Taijiquan Classics Translated
73
The Annotated Taijiquan Classics
85
Chinese Texts
153
NOTES
173
BIBLIOGRAPHY
191
INDEX
203
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About the author (2004)

Barbara Davis is editor of the Taijiquan Journal and international quarterly. She has a master's degree in East Asian Studies, and is translator of Taiji Sword by Chen Weiming. Davis is director of Great River T'ai Chi Ch'uan in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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