Politics and Identity in Chinese Martial Arts

Politics and Identity in Chinese Martial Arts

by Lu Zhouxiang

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351610032
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 244
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Lu Zhouxiang is Lecturer in Chinese Studies within the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 From Shang to Yuan Dynasties

The Shang and Zhou Dynasties

The Qin and Han Dynasties

The Jin and the Northern and Southern Dynasties

The Sui and Tang Dynasties

The Song and Yuan Dynasties


3 The Ming and Qing Dynasties

The Ming Golden Age

The Rise of Various Schools of Martial Arts

The Ban on Martial Arts

The Tiandihui, the Boxer Rebellion and the Nationalist Revolution


4 The Republic of China Era

Nationalism, Militarism and Martial Arts

Chinese Martial Arts Publications

The Debate

The Rise of Wuxia Novels and Movies


5 The Mao Era

Surviving Socialist Reforms

Revolutionary Wushu

Recovering from the Cultural Revolution

Wuxia Novels and Movies: Blending Martial Arts and Nationalism


6 The Era of Reform and Opening Up

Restoring the Cultural Tradition

Transforming Wushu into a Competitive Sport

Developing Wushu as a Sport for All

Wuxia Movies: Projecting the "Chineseness"

Wushu Goes Global


7 Conclusion

Chinese Martial Arts: History, Politics and National Identity

Modern vs. Tradition

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