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The Chinese double-edged straight sword (jian), the “gentleman of weapons,” is the focus of this Via Media book. If you are a serious practitioner of the Chinese sword and have an interest in its history and techniques, you’ll enjoy each chapter included in this Via Media anthology. May it be a handy reference work for information as well as a source of inspiration for actual sword practice.

Chinese Swords: An Ancient Tradition and Modern Training

    • Ancient Chinese Bronze Swords in the MacLean Collection, by Richard A. Pegg, Ph.D.
    • Chinese Sword and Brush Masters of the Tang Dynasty (618–906), by Richard A. Pegg, Ph.D.
    • Basic Chinese Sword Training and Practice, by Tony Yang, Andy Lianto, and Robert A. Figler, Ph.D.
    • Qingping Straight Sword: The Last Remaining Chinese Sword System?, by Stephan Berwick, M.A.; Trans. C. Hsu and X.Y. Dong
  • 6" x 9" paperback, 80 pages, 192 illustrations. eBOOK AVAILABLE from Kindle, iTunes, Nook, and Kobo.

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