Chinese Martial Studies

Kung Fu Tea, discusses all aspects of Chinese Martial Studies. Many of the posts focus on the academic study of the Chinese martial arts, but occasionally they delve into lighter topics like current events, movies or martial arts in the news and other areas of interest to students of the martial studies.

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I love that it is the fans who are inside the ring, and the combatants who stand outside of it in this picture. Introduction Welcome to “Chinese Martial Arts in the News!” Its great to be back at the blog. I am happy to report that the conference in Utah went very well and I had a chance to talk with a number of political scientists about the work that we are doing in Martial Arts Studies and the contribution that we can make to other areas of the social sciences. I now have about two [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source: Kung Fu Tea: Martial Arts History, Wing Chun and Chinese Martial Studies
Introduction Greetings! I am currently on the road for a conference and workshop. As such, I will be sharing some papers that were presented at the Martial Arts Studies Research Network's recent conference in Bath. If you missed the first or second presentation in this series, click here to see the discussion of “Bartitsu and Suffragette Jujitsu of the Early 20th Century” or the “Dissemination of Japanese Martial Arts to Korea.” While the previous papers have been largely historical, the work of Prof. Hatsuki Aishima is ethnographic in nature. Her presentation looks at Karate's adoption in Egypt, [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
Source: Kung Fu Tea: Martial Arts History, Wing Chun and Chinese Martial Studies
Introduction Greetings! I am currently on the road for a conference and workshop. As such, I will be sharing some papers that were presented at the Martial Arts Studies Research Network's recent conference in Bath. If you missed the first or second presentation in this series, click here to see the discussion of “Bartitsu and Suffragette Jujitsu of the Early 20th Century” or the “Dissemination of Japanese Martial Arts to Korea.” While the previous papers have been largely historical, the work of Prof. Hatsuki Aishima is ethnographic in nature. Her presentation looks at Karate's adoption in Egypt, [...]
Thu, May 18, 2017
Source: Kung Fu Tea: Martial Arts History, Wing Chun and Chinese Martial Studies
Introduction Greetings! I am currently on the road for a conference and workshop. As such, I will be sharing some papers that were presented at the Martial Arts Studies Research Network's recent conference in Bath. If you missed the first presentation in this series, click here for the discussion of “Bartitsu and Suffragette Jujitsu of the Early 20th Century.” In this presentation Dr. Bok Kyu Choi will be discussing the dissemination of the Japanese martial arts in Korea. While most of the papers at this conference looked at events in the modern period, his research was unique in that [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Kung Fu Tea: Martial Arts History, Wing Chun and Chinese Martial Studies