A necessary source for anyone that wants to have access to the source texts, this book is in the bibliography of all other books I read on the subject.
Beyond presenting a number of key texts both in Chinese and in translation, the author Douglas Wile presents a wide panorama of the social, cultural and political motivations for the emergence of Tai Chi Chuan as a martial art. He also discusses the origins and history of the texts, in a balanced and scholar way.
By reading these book, it is possible to have access to the sources without falling in mystifications or idealisations that would take the praticant off-path.

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