The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts

by

Write The First Customer Review
The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts - Shahar, Meir
Filter Results
Shipping
Item Condition
Seller Rating
Other Options
Change Currency

Written in clear and lucid style and ambitious both in scope and methodology, this book offers a fascinating window into Chinese culture, religion, and history. Ranging from historical and ethnographic documents to a wide variety of literary sources, it weaves them all into a compelling narrative. In this fashion, Shahar is uniquely able to bring together social, historical, and mythological elements, providing a demythologized account of martial Chinese traditions such as Shaolin Boxing. This is sinology at its best.- ...

The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts 2008, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824833497

Trade paperback

Select