Monday, April 22, 2002Archery is the “forgotten martial art” of China. With a continuous history from over 3000 years ago up until the 1950s, it was said by some military theorists to be the jewel of Chinese martial arts. Yet after flourishing in China for four thousand years and influencing Japanese, Korean and Mongolian traditional archery, it disappeared towards the end of the twentieth century.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
Stephen Selby will offer a broad view of traditional archery in China as seen through the eyes of historians, philosophers, poets, artists, novelists and strategists from the oracle bones of 1500 BC until the new millennium.
Stephen Selby holds an MA (Hons) in Chinese from Edinburgh University. He has worked in Hong Kong for twenty years, during which time he has pursued his interest in Chinese language and culture, and has published a number of articles on Chinese culture, history, and traditional law. He is the author of Chinese Archery (Hong Kong University Press, 2000).
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