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Comment: Neo-Confucianism and the East Asian Martial Arts

By David Nemeth, Ph.D.




Comment: Neo-Confucianism and the East Asian Martial Arts

This article presents the background of Neo-Confucianism, including its use of the yin-yang diagram, as a major cultural element that infused the Asian lands that nurtured the perception of various martial art practices. Neo-Confucian cosmology influenced martial arts in such ways as centrality, connectivity, symmetry, and completeness.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 1 No. 4 (1992): 6 pages.


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