HIST 2960 East Asian Martial Arts

October 16, 2019

HIST 2960 East Asian Martial Arts (also ASIAN 2290) (HA-AS) (HNU) (HAN)

Tuesday and Thursday: 2:55-4:10

Professor TJ Hinrichs

East Asian martial arts are often portrayed as ancient, timeless, and even mystical, but they have a history.  In this course we explore how military techniques intended for use in war, policing, and banditry came to be practiced as methods of moral, spiritual, and physical self-cultivation.  We examine the historical dynamics that shape martial arts transformation, transmission, and spread.  All students conduct at least one field trip to a local martial arts demonstration or school, and consider the question: “What is East Asian about East Asian martial arts in Ithaca?”


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