The Illustrated Canon of Chen Family Taijiquan by Chen Xin

By Chen Xin

The Illustrated Canon of Chen relations Taijiquan is universally stated by way of Taijiquan practitioners because the seminal sourcebook of Chen Taiji philosophy and methods. a piece of severe scholarship which took over fourteen years to accomplish, this tome was once meant by way of its writer to be either the 1st ever written repository of Taiji lore, and a referential source for Taiji teachers and practitioners for generations to follow.The English translation of this canon in its entirety was once made by means of an skilled Taiji practitioner and student of chinese language tradition Alex Golstein and marks the 1st ever try to translate into English Chen Xin's hugely esoteric and special technical motives of Chen-style Taijiquan suggestions, together with his meticulous inscriptions for over four hundred illustrations. Given the complexity of the fabric, the most targets of this translation are twofold. First, to render the paintings obtainable to as extensive an viewers as attainable via modernizing and simplifying the language whereas preserving the integrity of the author's purpose and guide. To this finish, the Pinyin procedure has been used to standardize the spelling of all chinese language nouns, and footnotes were additional anywhere extra explanation used to be deemed worthy. the second one goal is to inspire its utilization as a reference ebook through enhancing at the user-friendliness of its constitution. therefore, minor alterations have been made within the order and naming of the chapters, and extra importantly, the order of inscriptions explaining the illustrations were clarified via an in depth numbering process. specified desk of contents was once additionally further to facilitate navigation during the 750 pages of this book.Readers will locate this primary version an invaluable advent into the philosophy and methods of Chen Taijiquan and a beneficial resource of information as their perform and realizing evolves.

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