General introduction of the 6th Martial Studies Conference 2020
- Paul Bowman – (School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University)
- Jean-Marc de Grave – (IrAsia, Aix-Marseille University-CNRS)
- Gabriel Facal – (IrAsia, Aix-Marseille University-CNRS/CASE, EHESS-CNRS)
On the value of martial arts scholarship to dialogue with religious studies.
- Laurent Chircop-Reyes – (IrAsia, Aix-Marseille University-CNRS/CECMC, EHESS/GEAS FU Berlin)
What is the role of intention in relation to martiality? The case of xinyiquan 心意拳 (lit. “intention fist)/xingyiquan 形意拳 (“form and intention fist”) practices and their link to religion and broader social issues (moral values, politics, nationalism and walike conflicts).