Lost T'ai Ch'i Classics from the Late Ch'ing Dynasty
By Douglas Wile. 6" x 9", 233 pg, paperback. This book translates and analyzes four collections of recently released 19th century manuscripts on tai chi. These newly available texts allow Wile to make a fresh survey of longstanding issues: the origins of tai chi; the authorship of the classics; the differences between Wu, Yang, and Li, and the roles of Chang San-feng, Wang Tsung-yueh, Chiang Fa, and Chang Nai-chou.