Scholar Boxer, Chang Naizhou's Theory of Internal Martial Arts and the Evolution of Taijiquan
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Scholar Boxer, Chang Naizhou's Theory of Internal Martial Arts and the Evolution of Taijiquan, by Marnix Wells (Soft Cover, 312 pp.) Master Chang, known as the scholar boxer, lived in Henan province at the center of Chinese culture and martial arts, between the legendary Shaolin Temple and Chen Family Village, home Chen Taijiquan. Chang's work anticipates and develops many of the ideas, even the phraseology, now familiar from classic Tai Chi Chuan texts. Written by a Chinese scholar who himself is a scholar boxer having graduated from Oxford and SOAS, London University, in Chinese language and cultural studies and has been training for several years in the arts.