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Chinese Books

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 …

Aug
29
2010

And Taiji too? And Taiji too…

YES! we have restocked two very important and hard to find Taijiquan texts too…just look!

Aug
29
2010

Shaolin and Eagles and Dragons and Tigers, Oh my!

Great news! Just got a nice delivery of Chinese books back into stock. Some of these have been gone a while, so dust off your want lists and dive in. Of particular note are the following (and we’ll do some further updating in later posts):

Aug
11
2010

Kick Up Your Heels for Bagua

One of our most requested books is just and finally back in stock: Shi Style Bagua Linked Legs & Guiding Fist. This text offers two hard-to-find Bagua sets, including the Linked Legs. We get many queries for Baguazhang Leg sets, and this one is recommendable. (The observant visitor will notice two other long-gone books on […]

Apr
20
2010

Chinese Delights (back in stock)

Oh, you have no idea how hard we work, sometimes, to get these Chinese books back into stock! And then when we do, often there are only a few copies before we have to go back and re-insert our ‘want tag’… But RIGHT NOW…FOR THE MOMENT…here are a few gems that are on our shelves. […]

Feb
22
2010

Restock notice

We get them when and where we can…

Jan
14
2010

Restock: Baji and Pigua

We re-stock two of the fullest and clearest books on the twin arts of Baji Quan (Eight Ultimates Boxing) and Pigua (Split Deflect) Zhang…

Dec
14
2009

Restocked: 12/14/09

A number of book have returned to their shelves including…

Dec
6
2009

Restock: Sun Lu Tang’s Complete Writings

It’s back! Sun Lu Tang’s complete writings in Simplified Chinese! We are always happy when restock the Chinese language titles on Plum (they disappear from print so quickly), and this book, of course, is a cornerstone of martial literature. We actually represent Sun’s writings in Traditonal Chinese, Simplified Chinese and English…below are a few links: […]

Oct
12
2009

Restock: Tan Tui by Ma Yong Sheng

Tan Tui Essential Notes by Ma Yong Sheng

Sep
7
2009

Restock: Bagua and Tai Chi

Click Restocked title above for items.

Jan
13
2009

Product: Shaolin Dragon Arts

Here is a “Wushu Library” editon with facsimile font of a book entitle Shaolin Dragon Arts.