Shaolin Kungfu (Illustrated)
Series: Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity
Author: Lv Hongjun
Translator: Yang Ping
Order No. 1089
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2014
Size: 6.5 x 9.5
Price: $24.95. You pay only $14.97 (after 40% discount).
Shaolin Kungfu, one of the most prominent types of Chinese "hard-won achievement" martial arts, is closely associated with the Shaolin Temple in Henan province. From its early beginnings in the ancient Shaolin Buddhist monasteries of China to its depiction in scores of contemporary martial arts films, the classical style of Shaolin Kungfu continues to reign supreme as the original and most important body of martial arts techniques in the world. This dynamic martial form is by far the most effective in terms of combining blinding speed with devastatingly powerful strikes.
This book traces the origins and development of Shaolin Kungfu, introduces its ideological and cultural background, and offers readers a comprehensive course in the fundamental movements that have been practiced and perfected by warrior monks for centuries. It includes 100 color photographs along with detailed textual instructions and training tips.
Lv Hongjun is a native of Dengfeng city, Henan province. He graduated from the History Department of Beijing Normal University in 1987, majoring in the study of local annals. He is the director and chief editor of Dengfeng Local Annals Office, the vice president of Songshan Cultural Studies Association, the vice president of Zhengzhou Local Annals Institute, as well as the research fellow of Songshan Shaolin Kungfu College. His major publications include Shaolin Kungfu, Songshan Shaolin Temple, A History of Shaolin, the Annals of Songshan, The Annals of Shaolin Temple, etc. He often lectures on Songshan culture and Shaolin Kungfu at China Central TV and many other mass media outlets.
Dr. Yang Ping obtained his Masterís degree in English Language and Literature from Beijing Foreign Affairs College in 1994 and his PhD in English Translation from Nankai University in 2008. He was a visiting scholar to the University of Richmond in the U.S. from 2002 to 2003. He is a professor of English at Zhejiang International Studies University. He is the author of a number of books and translated works.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 05 October, 2014.