. 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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The Illustrated Canon Of Chen Family Taijiquan

Chen Xin was reputed to be both a man of letters and a practitioner of considerable skill. No trivia or quizzes yet. Anthony Woad added it May 05, The language of taijiquan, like all Chinese, is context driven. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Krishna Kumar is currently reading it Feb 25, Thanks for telling us about the problem. As such its value is limited. This book is a translation of a Chinese language taijiquqn, written by Chen Xin at the turn of the 19 th to the 20 th centuries, completed in 25 years and finally completed in Harshil Meraiya rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Bruno Turricchia marked it as to-read Apr 05, Petri De la rosanides marked it as to-read Apr 17, Lws marked it as to-read May 24, It is a weighty volume with theory and practice espoused equally and in great depth.


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

Illustrated Explanations of Chen Family Taijiquan by Chen Xin

Anup marked it as to-read Nov 21, Loriman Rhodell marked it as to-read Feb 11, Hu Zhan rated it it was amazing Oct 14, 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.

Duncan marked it as to-read Jul 19, In part this is because there are numerous errors in the text — I assume as a consequence of translation. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Given illustraed complexity of the material, the main objectives of this translation are twofold. 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.

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

Instead of a treasure, the publishers have produced a book of dubious merit. Baert Erik marked it as to-read Jul 14, Lists with This Book. Open Preview See a Problem? Jlr marked it as to-read Feb 25, Detailed table of contents was also added to facilitate navigation through the pages of this book.

The result is a technical nightmare, with flashes of brilliance interspersed canoj much that is incomprehensible to me.


Matt marked it as to-read May 15, Having read all pages twice, I can see why most people would feel suitably daunted. Marc marked it as to-read Jun 26, That is almost what this book is.

Julia Ludwig marked it as to-read Jan 31, Clint marked it as to-read Aug 09, Dean Hill marked it as to-read May 28, Refresh and try again. The volume was translated by an Australian Yang Stylist whose understanding of taijiquan I think interfered significantly or at least I hope that is what happened.

Frank marked it as to-read Apr 22, Eddie marked it as to-read May 27, Despite the meticulous copying of all the drawings and translation of texts, this book offers yaijiquan that are hard won. Robert Peng marked it as to-read Jun 10, It is full of diagrams and esoteric references.

Jeff marked it as to-read May 16, Taijiqusn marked it as to-read Dec 23, Oliver Schubert marked it as to-read Oct 04, Petra marked it as to-read Dec 02, Radu marked it as to-read Feb 25, Saamen Ausetenaungkh rated it it was ok Jun 11, Ronnie Yee marked it as to-read Dec 16, Return to Book Page.