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Chinese Archery
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The book is written around parallel text translations of classical chinese sources some famous and some little known in which Chinese writers give vivid and detailed explanations of the techniques of bow-building, archery and crossbow technique over the centuries.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Chinese Pronunciation Guide
  2. p. ix
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  1. Traditional Chinese Dynastic Time Chart
  2. p. x
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. p. xiii
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  1. 1 Introduction: From Sticks and Stones to an Idea
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. 2 The Legendary Archer Heroes
  2. pp. 9-26
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  1. 3 The Archer's Magic
  2. pp. 27-46
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  1. 4 The Archers' Rituals
  2. pp. 47-68
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  1. 5 The Confucian Ideal
  2. pp. 69-86
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  1. 6 Bows, Arrows and Targets
  2. pp. 87-116
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  1. 7 Fact, Fiction and Stranger Yet
  2. pp. 117-152
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  1. 8 The Crossbow and Other Forms
  2. pp. 153-190
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  1. 9 China's Middle Ages
  2. pp. 191-228
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  1. 10 China Shared
  2. pp. 229-256
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  1. 11 Action and Overreaction: The Ming Dynasty
  2. pp. 257-314
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  1. 12 The Transition from Ming to Qing
  2. pp. 315-358
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  1. 13 The Final Years
  2. pp. 359-388
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  1. 14 Epilogue
  2. pp. 389-398
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  1. 15 Bibliography
  2. pp. 399-410
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 411-418
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