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Figure 1.4 “Apparatus Gymnastics” (qixie ticao). Soldiers performing handstands on the vaulting horse
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| Oct 2017
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Chapter 1 - Forging the Male Body: German Military Gymnastics in China
The Body and Military Masculinity in Late Qing and Early Republican China
In his comprehensive, strongly German-influenced New Book on Military Science (Bingxue xinshu), published in 1899, Xu Jianyin demanded that the military reject men who were “not familiar with discipline” and whose “mind and physique are not stable” (xin li wei qi).Xu ...
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