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Wushu's Transformation from the Local Boxing Ring to the World Stage: Globalizations Impact and Implications on the Evolution of Chinese Martial Arts

By Zheng Shuai, B.A.




Wushu's Transformation from the Local Boxing Ring to the World Stage: Globalizations Impact and Implications on the Evolution of Chinese Martial Arts

This paper evaluates the impact of globalization on the evolution of wushu (Chinese martial arts) from a traditional martial orientation to the demonstrative art form so popular today. While globalization has played a fundamental role in the evolution of wushu, it has also allowed Chinese martial arts to influence the world through globalization.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 20 No. 4 (2011): 28 pages.
 


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