Taijiquan and The Search for The Little Old Chinese Man

Understanding Identity through Martial Arts

  • Authors
  • Adam D. Frank

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Adam D. Frank
    Pages 1-19
  3. Adam D. Frank
    Pages 59-97
  4. Adam D. Frank
    Pages 99-129
  5. Adam D. Frank
    Pages 189-204
  6. Adam D. Frank
    Pages 205-233
  7. Adam D. Frank
    Pages 235-242
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 243-320

About this book


This book is an ethnographic study of the martial art of taijiquan (or 'tai chi') as it is practiced in China and the United States. Drawing on recent literature on ethnicity, critical race theory, the phenomenology of race, and globalization, the author discusses identity in terms of sensual experience and the transmission/receipt of knowledge.


Ethnographic Study globalization identity knowledge Nation

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