This article explores how various political, social, and environmental factors helped to shape the face of taijiquan in the art’s birthplace, Chenjiagou. By looking at the impact of the some of the major historical Chen taijiquan figures and examining the social context within which they operated, we can better understand the system's evolution.
SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 17 No. 2 (2008): 12 pages.