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  • Master of Five Excellences
  • Written by Cheng Man-ch'ing  
    Translated by Mark Hennessy
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781883319038
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Master of Five Excellences

Written by Cheng Man-ch'ing  Author Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Cheng Man-ch'ing  
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Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing regarded a set of five disciplines—the "five excellences"—to be the mark of a well-rounded person: calligraphy, painting, poetry, t’ai chi, and medicine. Although he is best known for his teachings on the martial arts (in particular, his highly influential adaptation of t’ai chi), versatility was central to Cheng’s philosophy of life, and he encourage his students to combine artistry with scholarship. This inspiring book is a commentary on and working compendium of Cheng’s literary and pictorial interpretations of these subjects. Of interest to aficionados of Chinese art, culture, and history, Master of Five Excellences also offers internal techniques for practitioners of the martial arts, as Hennessy provides an insight into the rarely-glimpsed creative side of Cheng Man-Ch’ing.

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