Taijiquan Classics: An Annotated Translation
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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A Brief History of Taijiquan
The History of the Taijiquan Classics
The Language and Literature of the Taijiquan Classics
The Ideas of the Taijiquan Classics
The Taijiquan Classics Translated
The Annotated Taijiquan Classics
Analects Art of Taijiquan Beijing body Chapter Chen Family Village Chen Qingping Chen Weiming Chen Weiming's Chengfu China classical Chinese commentary CON’T Confucian dantian Daodejing Daoist ditties editions Eight Trigrams empty and full essay follow gudang head-top Henan jinshi lineage Long Boxing LTCC Luchan martial arts means Mencius move the qi movement NOTES one's opponent opponent's Playing Hands Song poems post-heavenly push hands Qing Qing Dynasty QYNP refers relaxed Rollback Ruqing shen Shisan shi sink soft spirit stick style T'ai Chi Ch'uan taiji Taijiquan Classics Taijiquan Jing Taijiquan lun taijiquan practice Taijiquan shu Taijiquan Taijiquan Taijiquan Treatise techniques texts Thirteen Postures Song tradition translated Wang Zongyue Wardoff words Wu Chengqing Wu family Wu Yuxiang Wu/Li Classics Wu/Liversion Wudang Mountain Wuyang Xu Longhou Yang Chengfu Yang Luchan Yijing yin and yang Yiyu Yongnian Zhang Sanfeng Zheng Manqing