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Shuojian conggao (Discourses on the sword: Collected manuscripts) (review)

Shuojian conggao (Discourses on the sword: Collected manuscripts) (review) Reviews 141 Ma Mingda . Shuojian conggao ! (Discourses on the sword: Collected manuscripts). Lanzhou: Lanzhou University Press, 2000. 3, 390 pp. Paperback RMB 38.00, isbn 7­311­01632­0. The author of this volume, Ma Mingda (b. 1943), a history professor at Jinan University in Guangzhou and a widely recognized martial artist, is one of four sons of Ma Fengtu (1888­1973), an educator, traditional physician, and martial artist of Hui (Muslim minority) descent, tracing his origins to early Middle Eastern immigrants to China in the late thirteenth century. The Ma family ancestral home was in Hebei Cangxian , the "County of Martial Arts." Ma Mingda was born, raised and educated in Gansu Province, where he graduated from the Northwest Minorities Institute and Lanzhou University. From the outset, Discourses on the Sword: Collected Manuscripts far surpasses all normal expectations for a book on the topic of the Chinese martial arts. The thirty-two articles that are included comprise a martial-arts treasure trove running the gamut of subjects. These include thirteen articles discussing weapons (different types of straight sword, broadsword, spear, and flail); four articles on barehanded fighting or "boxing"; and ten articles on selected historical groups and personalities who practiced and/or encouraged http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Shuojian conggao (Discourses on the sword: Collected manuscripts) (review)

China Review International , Volume 11 (1) – Jan 18, 2004

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Reviews 141 Ma Mingda . Shuojian conggao ! (Discourses on the sword: Collected manuscripts). Lanzhou: Lanzhou University Press, 2000. 3, 390 pp. Paperback RMB 38.00, isbn 7­311­01632­0. The author of this volume, Ma Mingda (b. 1943), a history professor at Jinan University in Guangzhou and a widely recognized martial artist, is one of four sons of Ma Fengtu (1888­1973), an educator, traditional physician, and martial artist of Hui (Muslim minority) descent, tracing his origins to early Middle Eastern immigrants to China in the late thirteenth century. The Ma family ancestral home was in Hebei Cangxian , the "County of Martial Arts." Ma Mingda was born, raised and educated in Gansu Province, where he graduated from the Northwest Minorities Institute and Lanzhou University. From the outset, Discourses on the Sword: Collected Manuscripts far surpasses all normal expectations for a book on the topic of the Chinese martial arts. The thirty-two articles that are included comprise a martial-arts treasure trove running the gamut of subjects. These include thirteen articles discussing weapons (different types of straight sword, broadsword, spear, and flail); four articles on barehanded fighting or "boxing"; and ten articles on selected historical groups and personalities who practiced and/or encouraged

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Published: Jan 18, 2004

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