An English translation of General Qi Jiguang's "Quanjing Jieyao Pian" (Chapter on the Fist Canon and the Essentials of Nimbleness) from the "Jixiao Xinshu" (New Treatise on Disciplined Service)

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Title:
An English translation of General Qi Jiguang's "Quanjing Jieyao Pian" (Chapter on the Fist Canon and the Essentials of Nimbleness) from the "Jixiao Xinshu" (New Treatise on Disciplined Service)
Author:
Gyves, Clifford Michael, 1969-
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Qi Jiguang is recognized as one of the most successful generals of the Ming dynasty. Noted for his severe discipline and intense training, Qi led an army comprised of uniformed regulars and civilian auxiliaries against Japanese pirates in Zejiang province. His unprecedented victories earned Qi a reputation as a training expert. He composed his first military treatise, the Jixiao Xinshu (New Treatise on Disciplined Service) in 1560 while serving in Zejiang. The text discusses command and control, tactics, and training. Chapter 14, the "Quanjing Jieyao Pian" (Chapter on the Fist Canon and the Essentials of Nimbleness), endorses unarmed combat exercises as physical training for troops. No literary precedent for such a work has been discovered. Historical evidence suggests, however, that pre-Ming armies have used some forms of martial arts in training or demonstrations. Also, similarities between the "Quanjing" and modern taijiquan raise questions about a possible common martial arts heritage.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Literature, Classical.; Literature, Asian.; History, Asia, Australia and Oceania.; Education, Physical.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Harper, Donald

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dc.titleAn English translation of General Qi Jiguang's "Quanjing Jieyao Pian" (Chapter on the Fist Canon and the Essentials of Nimbleness) from the "Jixiao Xinshu" (New Treatise on Disciplined Service)en_US
dc.creatorGyves, Clifford Michael, 1969-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGyves, Clifford Michael, 1969-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractQi Jiguang is recognized as one of the most successful generals of the Ming dynasty. Noted for his severe discipline and intense training, Qi led an army comprised of uniformed regulars and civilian auxiliaries against Japanese pirates in Zejiang province. His unprecedented victories earned Qi a reputation as a training expert. He composed his first military treatise, the Jixiao Xinshu (New Treatise on Disciplined Service) in 1560 while serving in Zejiang. The text discusses command and control, tactics, and training. Chapter 14, the "Quanjing Jieyao Pian" (Chapter on the Fist Canon and the Essentials of Nimbleness), endorses unarmed combat exercises as physical training for troops. No literary precedent for such a work has been discovered. Historical evidence suggests, however, that pre-Ming armies have used some forms of martial arts in training or demonstrations. Also, similarities between the "Quanjing" and modern taijiquan raise questions about a possible common martial arts heritage.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectLiterature, Classical.en_US
dc.subjectLiterature, Asian.en_US
dc.subjectHistory, Asia, Australia and Oceania.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Physical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHarper, Donalden_US
dc.identifier.proquest1352308en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26932362en_US
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