By Lin Jianhua. 7" x 10", 191 pg, paperback. This book offers a clearly written and extensive overview of xingquan, including origin, development, movement, health, benefits and training methods. Over 1000 photos provide an accurate visual guide to the essential postures and stances. These routines embody the practical application of the philosophies of transformation of yin and yang, and the waxing and waning of the five elements.