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THE ART OF CHINESE KUNG FU. Gingko Press Inc., Berkeley, 2014. 160 pp. with 220 ills. 30 x 20 cm. ISBN 9781908175069 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: Spiritual, moral, philosophical, and of course martial elements are at the heart of the Kung Fu practice. The Art of Chinese Kung Fu explores these core tenets. The first section of the book, The Dream of Kung Fu, is concerned with aesthetic manifestations, from photography and art to modern popular culture. Kung Fu's most famous practitioners, including Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, and seminal movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Kill Bill are featured prominently. The latter sections of the book, The Practice of Kung Fu and The Legacy of Kung Fu, dig deeper into the history and lore of the practice in remote parts of China, in the temples and cities where it now flourishes. The philosophical beliefs behind the practice, and the important tenets of harmony and inclusiveness, are presented faithfully.
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Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 160558
Hardcover $29.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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