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A. Taijiquan Book List

  1. Taijiquan:  The Art of Nurturing, The Science of Power
    by Yang Yang (disciple of Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang)
    ISBN#: 0-9740990-0-7
    $29.95 + $5.95 shipping and handling - Hard copy only

  2. Chen-Style Taijiquan
    by Sim & Gaffney $16.95
    ISBN# I-55643-377-8
    224 pps. [See Master Zhang on p. 146 but note error on p.25 lineage diagram]
    North Atlantic Books, 1-800-337-2665
    or Wayfarer Publications (Item #2217)
  3. Chen-Style Taijiquan
    By Feng Zhiqiang and Chen Xiao Wang
    Zhaohua Publishing House
    Available through Wayfarer Publications (Item #2156)
    Good intro, good photos, difficult translation

B. Qigong Book List

  1. Hunyuan Qigong
    by Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang. The standard text book on Hun Yuan QiGong. The most significant instructional qigong book by China's most renowned master! This book is the result of GM Feng's 60 some years study and unification of Taoism, QiGong, Taiji (Tai Chi) Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Internal Arts.
    Available through Wayfarer Press (Item #3159) $29.99

  2. Qigong Empowerment
    by Liang Shou Yu – Most comprehensive text on QiGong
    ISBN #1-889659-02-9 (Paperback), 348 pages, $34.95 + $2.50 postage
    The Way of the Dragon Publishing, P.O. Box 14561, East Providence, RI 02914-0561
    Tel. (401) 435-6502, (401) 435-2743
    or from Wayfarer (Item #3138).
  3. The Way of Qigong
    by Kenneth Cohen
    Ballantine Books, best intro for Westerners - New York
    ISBN #0-345-39529-8 (Soft cover), 427 pages, $15.95 + shipping & handling
    or from Wayfarer (Item #3148)
  4. Special Taoist Taiji
    Stick &
    Ruler QiGong

    Imparted by Feng Zhiqiang – contains much good QiGong info
    Complied by Wang Feng Ming – poor translation
    Wayfarer (Item # 2212) (Paperback) $14.95

  5. Staying Healthy with the Seasons
    by Dr. Elson M. Haas, MD. (Revised)
    ISBN: 0-89087-306-2 (Paperback), 242 pages, $16.95 + shipping & handling
    Celestial Arts, P.O. Box 7327,  Berkeley, CA 94708
    Tel. 1-800-841-BOOK

C. Personal Experience

  1. Way of Hunyuan - A personal Odyssey
    by Chen Zhoughua (Personal: Hunyuan TaijiPress, 2002)
  2. Iron and Silk
    by Mark Salzman (Paperback - Oct 12, 1987)
  3. American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in theNew China
    by Matthew Polly (Paperback - Dec 27, 2007)
  4. Zen in the Martial Arts
    by Joe Hyams (Mass Market Paperback - Jun 1, 1982)
  5. Tai Chi Training in China: Masters, Teachers and Coaches
    by Howard Thomas. Paperback, 1997.
  6. Mysteries of the Life Force: My Apprenticeship with a Chi Kung Master
    by Peter Meech. Paperback, 2007.
    Peter Meech has written an entertaining account of his apprenticeship with Dr. Chu Chow, a Canadian chi kung (Qigong) master from Shanghai.

D. Tai Chi Classics

  1. T'ai Chi Ch'uan for Health and Self-Defense: Philosophy and Practice
    by T.T. Liang (New York: VIntage, 1977) - best for beginners
  2. Tai Chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissionsbr /> Doug Wile (Sweet Ch'i Press 1983) - advanced