Recommended Reading and Resources

General History of Martial Arts

Draeger, Donn F. and Robert Smith. Asian Fighting Arts. Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd, 1969. (Reissued as Comprehensive Asian Fighting Arts in 1980)
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General Flavor of Chinese Martial Arts

Smith, Robert W. Chinese Boxing: Masters and Methods. Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd, 1974.
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Zheyi, Zhang. The Art of Chinese Kung Fu. Berkeley, CA: Ginko Press, 2014.
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Tai Chi

Liang, T.T. T'ai Chi Ch'uan for Health and Self-Defense: Philosophy and Practice. New York: Vintage Books, 1977.
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Xingyiquan

Smith, Robert W. Hsing-I: Chinese Mind-Body Boxing. Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd, 1974.
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Baguazhang

Smith, Robert W. Pa-Kua: Chinese Boxing for Fitness and Self-Defense. Tokyo: Kodansha Internatioal Ltd, 1967.
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Taoism, Our Spiritual Base

Lao Tzu. Tao Te Ching.
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Chuang Tzu. Inner Chapters.
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Chinese History

Kerr, Gordon. A Short History of China: From Ancient Dyansties to Economic Powerhouse. Harpenden, Herts: Pocket Essentials, 2013.
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Chinese Philosophy

Feng, Yu-Lan. A Short History of Chinese Philosophy. New York: Macmillon Co, 1948.
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Chinese Language

Abraham, Wendy. Chinese Phrases for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, 2005.
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Scurfield, Elizabeth and Song Lianyi. Beginner's Chinese Script. Lincolnwood, IL: NTC/Contemporary Pub, 1999.
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Chinese Literature

Lo Kuan-Chung. Three Kingdoms (Romance of the Three Kingdoms).
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Shi Naian. The Water Margin: Outlaws of the Marsh.
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Magazine

Kung Fu Tai Chi (TC Media International), kungfumagazine.com