The ebook in 1934 of Yang Chengfu's publication, Essence and functions of Taijiquan (Taijiquan Tiyong Quanshu) marked a milestone within the sleek evolution of the paintings of taijiquan. utilizing what's best-termed demonstration narrative, the writer offers shape postures and advised purposes from his personal point of view, as he played them. this system renders Yang Chengfu's direct, hands-on instructing of the paintings with such immediacy and liveliness that the reader stories the master’s educating a lot as his scholars did.This English translation ultimately makes Yang Chengfu's vintage paintings to be had to taijiquan fans within the West. It comprises notes and statement that make clear the author's common classical and literary turns of word and elucidate the philosophical and political underpinnings that form the textual content. The translator investigates and compares numerous early taijiquan books in an effort to aid clarify the jobs performed via of Yang Chengfu's scholars, Dong Yingjie and Zheng Manqing, in bringing Yang Chengfu's phrases and teachings into print.Serious scholars of taijiquan, and people wishing to deepen their wisdom of taijiquan heritage and concept, will locate this seminal paintings essential to their learn and perform.
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