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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 525–543.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Alexandra Ryan Taijiquan ( t'ai chi ch'uan ) is a Chinese martial art that has grown substantially in popularity and global reach since the mid-twentieth century. Known as an ‘internal’ martial art that combines combat techniques with meditation and longevity practices, it has influenced, and been...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 465–484.
Published: 01 December 2008
... niches of society that offer a cure for bodily ailments but also in respect of those that—in accordance with the way Cartesian dualism has divided health care—are increasingly consumed as aspects of preventive medicine, namely taijiquan , and qigong . 1 7 2008 10 3 2009 © National...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 461–464.
Published: 01 December 2008
... People's Republic in the 1980s, and those currently practised on a global scale, often involve movement. Yet, as Alex Ryan (this volume) notes, meditation in tranquility is also practiced in traditions where meditation involves movement. Alex Ryan (this volume) explores taijiquan 太極拳 as a prominent...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2012
... University Press . Prakash Gyan 1999 . Another Reason . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Ryan Alexandra 2008 . Globalisation and the “Internal Alchemy” in Chinese Martial Arts: The Transmission of Taijiquan to Britain . EASTS 2 : 4 525 – 43 . Sang-Hun, Choe...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 545–566.
Published: 01 December 2008
...; most notably, Daoist longevity and immortality techniques, Buddhist meditations, life-cultivation arts ( yangsheng ), medicine, and forms of the martial arts (e.g., taijiquan ) (Despeux 1989 , 2005 ; Engelhardt 2000 ; Frank 2006 ; Harper 1998 ; Kohn 1989 , 2000 , 2006 , 2007 ; Lo 2001...