Master of Five Excellences

Master of Five Excellences

Author: Cheng Man-ch'ing   Translator: Mark Hennessy

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Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing regarded a set of five disciplines—the "five excellences"—to be the mark of a well-rounded person: calligraphy, painting, poetry, t’ai chi, and medicine. Although he is best known for his teachings on the martial arts (in particular, his highly influential adaptation of t’ai chi), versatility was central to Cheng’s philosophy of life, and he encourage his students to combine artistry with scholarship. This inspiring book is a commentary on and working compendium of Cheng’s literary and pictorial interpretations of these subjects. Of interest to aficionados of Chinese art, culture, and history, Master of Five Excellences also offers internal techniques for practitioners of the martial arts, as Hennessy provides an insight into the rarely-glimpsed creative side of Cheng Man-Ch’ing.

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Weight 0.633125 lbs
Dimensions 8.990 × 5.980 × 0.530 in
Format

paperback

Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 184
Release Date: 1996-01-04
ISBN
Paperback 9781883319038

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