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This Via Media anthology is filled with content specifically selected for readers who have a strong interest in women’s participation in the Asian martial traditions. In addition to combative theory and practice, topics include aspects of theatrical performance, music, dance, gender studies, and insights for embodying philosophical elements into daily life. This Via Media book delves in the martial traditions of Japan, China, India, Korea, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Women and Asian Martial Traditions

    • The Role of Arms-Bearing Women in Japanese History, by Ellis Amdur, M.A.
    • Martial-Acrobatic Arts in Peking Opera With a Brief Analysis of Fighting Movement, by Haishing Yao, Ph.D.
    • War and Worship: Evolution of Martial Music and Dance in India, by Bandana Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.
    • Ulla Werbrouck: Olympic and European Judo Champion Retires, by David Finch
    • The Art of Conversation: Random Flow Training in Visayan Corto Kadena Eskrima, by Majia Soderholm, B.Sc.
    • The Ki to a Lasting Marriage: The Application of Internal Martial Arts Principles in the Marital Dojo, by Richard Vogel, Ph.D.
    • North Korean Kye Sun Hui: An Extraordinary Olympic Judo Player, by David Finch
    • The Maiden of Yue: Fount of Chinese Martial Arts Theory, by Stanley E. Henning, M.A.
    • Fighting Women of Kabuki Theater and the Legacy of Women’s Japanese Martial Arts, by Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.
    • Learning India’s Martial Art of Kalarippayattu: Unsettled Ecologies of Gender, Class, Culture, and Ethnicity, by Sara K. Schneider, Ph.D.
    • Why Women Need Sunzi’s Book The Art of War, by Becky Sheetz-Runkle, B.A.
    • Silat-Based Randai Theatre of West Sumatra Makes Its U.S. Debut, by Kirsten Pauka, Ph.D.
  • 6" x 9" paperback, 174 pages, 236 illustrations. eBOOK AVAILABLE from Kindle, iTunes, Nook, and Kobo.


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