Taijiquan and the Search for the Little Old Chinese Man: Understanding Identity through Martial Arts
by Adam Frank
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'...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 14th 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan
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