. Chen Xiaowang Levels of Taijiquan Chen Pan-Ling – Original Tai Chi Chuan Textbook. “The Illustrated Canon of Chen Family Taijiquan” is universally acknow- ledged by the Taoist community and Taiji practitioners as the seminal sourcebook ofTaiji . User Review – Flag as inappropriate. This is the greatest single volume for tai chi practitioners. It is so hard to find a hard cover copy, I’m really grateful that it’s.

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It is often quoted as the definitive written source for Chen style taijiquan. To see famly your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Oliver Schubert marked it as to-read Oct 04, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Book Review: The Illustrated Canon of Chen Family Taijiquan – by Chen Xin

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is full of diagrams and esoteric illustgated. Jeff marked it as to-read May 16, Saamen Ausetenaungkh rated it it was ok Jun 11, Petri De la rosanides marked it as to-read Apr 17, In part this is because there are numerous errors in the text — I assume as a consequence of translation.

To this end, the Pinyin system has been used to standardize the spelling of all Chinese nouns, and footnotes have been added wherever additional clarification was deemed necessary.


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So looking them up in a dictionary, or asking a non-chen style taijiquan practitioner to provide the meaning of a character is a recipe for disaster.

The language of taijiquan, like all Chinese, is context driven.

The Illustrated Canon Of Chen Family Taijiquan

Harshil Meraiya rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Anup marked it as to-read Nov 21, Duncan marked it as to-read Jul 19, Given the complexity of the material, the main objectives of this illistrated are twofold.

Bruno Turricchia marked it as to-read Apr 05, Anthony Woad added it May 05, Loriman Rhodell marked it as to-read Feb 11, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As such its value is limited. I could not recommend it to a beginner or even an intermediate level practitioner.

Robert Peng marked it as to-read Jun 10, First, to render the work accessible to as wide an audience as possible by modernizing and simplifying the language while conserving the integrity of the authors intention and instruction.

Illustrated Explanations of Chen Family Taijiquan by Chen Xin

Eddie marked it as to-read May 27, Cen book is not yet featured on Listopia. Open Preview See a Problem? Hence, minor adjustments were made in the order and naming of the chapters, and more importantly, the order of inscriptions explaining the illustrations have been clarified through a detailed numbering system.


Mk marked it as to-read May 30, Lists with This Book. Clint marked it as to-read Aug 09, The second objective is to encourage its usage as a reference book by improving on the user-friendliness of its structure.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Petra marked it as to-read Dec 02, Instead of a treasure, the publishers have produced a book of dubious merit.

It was sent to me by the publisher to provide a review illstrated it was with great regret that I was unable to provide a more positive one.

Brnui marked it as to-read Oct 04, A work of intense scholarship which took over fourteen years to complete, this tome was intended by its author to be both the first ever written repository of Taiji lore, and a referential resource for Taiji instructors and practitioners for generations to follow.

This book is a translation of a Chinese language book, written by Chen Xin at the turn of the 19 th to the 20 th centuries, completed in 25 years and finally completed in