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Chinese Books

Jun
16
2013

A Couple of Old Friends (that is, Books) Return

Is it silly to get worked up over the return of books? If so, then color me silly, because I actually get excited when certain titles come back to Plum, in this case, two that have been difficult to restock for awhile: Chi Family TongBei and Chuo Jiao. In both cases, we were only able […]

Jan
13
2013

Book Go Round

Another quick post about a few Chinese books that have temporarily returned; we always say “temporary” because, for the most part, every time we get these in we don’t know if it’s their last time ’round. While there is certainly a growth in the quantity of literature on Kung Fu, a lot of the classics […]

Sep
9
2012

Sometimes They Come Back

A few more desirable Chinese-language books have found their way back to us, and we offer them for your enjoyment. As with many of these, they are limited in supply…click any picture to go to the page to read more about these books, or to order.

Aug
27
2012

More of the Good Stuff

Just received a nice order with some items that had been gone for a while…thought you’d like to know! Here are the first few…more, soon!

Jun
27
2012

Chen Xiao Wang book, back among its friends

Just a quick note to say that we received a few more copies  of Chen Xiao Wang’s Chen style 38 Moves Taijiquan book. It’s a small manual but a nice reference with over 250 illustrations, along with some remarks on Taijiquan styles, and even some usage for the moves. Only a few copies…

May
6
2012

Xin Yi Liu He: This Time, A Book

  A few days ago, we added a great series of Xin Yi Liu He DVDs. Now, we are happy to announce the return of one of our favorite books on the same subject.

Apr
25
2012

Restock: Bagua Kicking and Weapons Control Grappling

Just a quick notice that we have gotten in a few more copies of these ever-desirable and always in short supply Chinese books. The simplified character book on Bagua Linked Legs also contains two rarely seen Bagua forms, the Linked Leg set and the Guiding Fist. And the traditional character book on Weapons Control contains […]

Apr
6
2012

Back in Stock

We always get a double shipment from our Asian suppliers. The one to arrive first is the airmail which we open immediately hoping that not too much has been banged about and damaged. That’s why we sometimes get only a few copies of a title in stock. It’s not that we are breaking the piggy […]

Apr
4
2012

Wang Pei Sheng on Bagua

Well known for his teaching of the Wu style Tai Chi, Wang Pei Sheng demonstrates his take on the Liu De Kuan version of the 64 San Shou Bagua attack combinations. Also some comments on the trigram theory and how it applies. This book in Chinese shows all roads and applications of these techniques.

Mar
24
2012

A Life in Crane Boxing

Not so much an instructional book as an overview of Crane style Kung Fu including the main teachers and their sometimes misunderstandings.

Jan
10
2012

Baji and Pigua Books, Back for a Limited Engagement

Yes, we know: there is not enough material on the cousin arts of Baji Quan and Pigua Zhang, especially in written form. Our VCDs on these two arts still remain among our most popular, and the Baji and Pigua DVDs we carry (from Adam Hsu and Tony Yang ) are quite fine. So we’re happy […]

Dec
28
2011

Year of The Dragon Starts Early at Plum

About a week ago, we posted an article about our efforts to rescue and revive lost, scarce, or out of print texts and DVDs. We continue that momentum this week with a long-sought-after book: Dragon Fist Rubbing Bridge, or Lung Ying Mor Kiu. This text, in both Chinese and English, is a rare book on […]

Dec
17
2011

Merry Restock!

Restocking those hard to find books is like a holiday around here: the boxes come, all wrapped up nicely, and we tear into them, with little regard for the wrappings and the stuffings, tossing that all to the side until…oh boy! Ma Hong again! Chen Style Pao Chui–JUST what I was hoping for! Chuo Jiao…how […]

Dec
11
2011

You Could Look It Up!

One of our favorite martial references has returned to Plum: a bilingual Wushu Dictionary containing hundreds of entries in Chinese (both pinyin and simplified characters) as well as English. But this dictionary offers even more: it is profusely illustrated, with pictures of the techniques, for example, that it is referencing. It is well-organized into 12 […]

Jul
7
2011

Circling Around Again

If all good things come to those who wait (yes, patience is a martial virtue, too) then there’s some good news for those of you who have been wondering just what to do with your Bagua Legs. It is the  return of our very popular Bagua Leg books….

Mar
5
2011

Hard to find FOUND!

Although many of the Chinese texts we carry are limited in their availability, we continue to search for them anyway…call us Dreamers or just call us Plum! One of those books, Fujian Ground Arts, has been gone for quite a while but we have finally found a few copies and now have them available. As […]

Dec
12
2010

Oh boy, Pakua!

Just a quick note to let you know that one of our favorite books is back with us again: Pakua for Self-Defense. This little treasure is a classic and one we consider a ‘must-have’ in any Baguazhang library.

Oct
6
2010

Stock New and Returning…

NEW: The Method of the Internal Arts by You Zhi Qiong explores the author’s travels through the countries of Tai Chi, Bagua and Xing Yi and his essays and observations on the practice and perfection of the skills involved. Many modern issues including the overall discussion of exactly what is happening during internal practice are […]

Sep
23
2010

6 Harmonies, 8 Directions, 10 Copies?

There are some books in our collection that come and go so quickly they are like weekend visitors. We always hope to spend more time with them, but they disappear way too soon. This unusual book and DVD from China is one of those…all we can say is, if you are inclined towards Liu He […]

Sep
13
2010

Breaking open a box

We love to get the orders in from all over the world …