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.