Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals: A Historical Survey, by Brian Kennedy and Elizabeth Guo. This collection of historic martial arts training manuals introduces Western readers to diverse writings on principles, techniques, and forms of various systems, offering insights and placing them in the wider cultural context of Chinese martial arts during the Ming and Qing dynasties and the Republican period. Illustrations include rare photographs and original drawings. Among the topics covered are lives of the masters, the Imperial military examinations, Chinese boxing and wrestling, military strategy, and the significance of the Shaolin Temple.