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Figure 1.6 Goose Step (zhengbu) and Standing at Attention (lizheng). Source: Yuan et al
Figure 1.6 Goose Step (zhengbu) and Standing at Attention (lizheng). Source: Yuan et al
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Description: The Body and Military Masculinity in Late Qing and Early Republican China
The inculcation of bodily postures and gaits were part of the basic military training of soldiers. In fact, the degree of individual discipline was attributed to and measured by a man’s ability to assume, hold, or conduct postures and movements such as standing at attention and marching. Chinese military reformers, army leaders, and drill instructors adopted the German notion of absolute...
Nicolas Schillinger
Lexington Books
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