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postgraduate thesis: Unfulfilled potential : the Central Guoshu Institute in Republican China 1928-1948 = 未發揮的潛力 : 中華民國歷史時期中的中央國術館, 1928-1948

TitleUnfulfilled potential : the Central Guoshu Institute in Republican China 1928-1948 = 未發揮的潛力 : 中華民國歷史時期中的中央國術館, 1928-1948
Unfulfilled potential : the Central Guoshu Institute in Republican China 1928-1948 = Wei fa hui de qian li : Zhonghua Minguo li shi shi qi zhong de Zhong yang guo shu guan, 1928-1948
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Issue Date2019
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Tse, A. K. [謝其達]. (2019). Unfulfilled potential : the Central Guoshu Institute in Republican China 1928-1948 = 未發揮的潛力 : 中華民國歷史時期中的中央國術館, 1928-1948. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractThe Central Guoshu Institute 中央國術館 (1928-1948) in Nanjing was a martial arts entity funded by the Nationalist government to ‘promote better physical health to the population through martial arts practice.’ With its prestige and funding, the Central Guoshu Institute opened a nation-wide network of martial arts schools, held two national marital arts tournaments, published books and journals researching and preserving martial arts, participated in exhibition tours of Southeast Asia and the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, and trained a new generation of martial arts masters. In 1937, with the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese war, the Institute relocated several times before disbanding in 1948 on the eve of the Communist takeover. This dissertation consists of four chapters. Chapter One explores the tenuous role of Chinese martial arts in the early 20th century; Chapter Two focuses on the origins of the Central Guoshu Institute, its establishment, and its operations; Chapter Three examines the accomplishments of the Institute and its activities; while Chapter Four, explores how the Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War stymied the function of the Central Guoshu Institute. The Republican era was a transitional period for the Chinese martial arts. It was able to shed its violent, moribund image and transform into a modern, physical exercise suitable for all ages. By examining the Central Guoshu Institute, we can better understand its role in Chinese Republican history, and in modernizing the martial arts, as well as how much its mission was thwarted by forces beyond its control.
DegreeMaster of Arts
SubjectHistory - China - Martial arts
Dept/ProgramChinese Historical Studies
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/279593

 

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dc.contributor.authorTse, Albert Kayter-
dc.contributor.author謝其達-
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-04T09:03:35Z-
dc.date.available2019-11-04T09:03:35Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationTse, A. K. [謝其達]. (2019). Unfulfilled potential : the Central Guoshu Institute in Republican China 1928-1948 = 未發揮的潛力 : 中華民國歷史時期中的中央國術館, 1928-1948. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/279593-
dc.description.abstractThe Central Guoshu Institute 中央國術館 (1928-1948) in Nanjing was a martial arts entity funded by the Nationalist government to ‘promote better physical health to the population through martial arts practice.’ With its prestige and funding, the Central Guoshu Institute opened a nation-wide network of martial arts schools, held two national marital arts tournaments, published books and journals researching and preserving martial arts, participated in exhibition tours of Southeast Asia and the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, and trained a new generation of martial arts masters. In 1937, with the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese war, the Institute relocated several times before disbanding in 1948 on the eve of the Communist takeover. This dissertation consists of four chapters. Chapter One explores the tenuous role of Chinese martial arts in the early 20th century; Chapter Two focuses on the origins of the Central Guoshu Institute, its establishment, and its operations; Chapter Three examines the accomplishments of the Institute and its activities; while Chapter Four, explores how the Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War stymied the function of the Central Guoshu Institute. The Republican era was a transitional period for the Chinese martial arts. It was able to shed its violent, moribund image and transform into a modern, physical exercise suitable for all ages. By examining the Central Guoshu Institute, we can better understand its role in Chinese Republican history, and in modernizing the martial arts, as well as how much its mission was thwarted by forces beyond its control. -
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subject.lcshHistory - China - Martial arts-
dc.titleUnfulfilled potential : the Central Guoshu Institute in Republican China 1928-1948 = 未發揮的潛力 : 中華民國歷史時期中的中央國術館, 1928-1948-
dc.titleUnfulfilled potential : the Central Guoshu Institute in Republican China 1928-1948 = Wei fa hui de qian li : Zhonghua Minguo li shi shi qi zhong de Zhong yang guo shu guan, 1928-1948-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Arts-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineChinese Historical Studies-
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dc.date.hkucongregation2019-
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