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Theater of Combat: A Critical Look at the Chinese Martial Arts

By Charles Holcombe, Ph.D.




Theater of Combat: A Critical Look at the Chinese Martial Arts

In China the martial arts are far more than just fighting techniques. They also reflect an aspect of religion, with all of the attendant mystery and miracles. The public face of the martial arts has often been that of the entertainer, imbued with motifs drawn from fiction and the theater.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 1 No. 4 (1992): 16 pages.


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