Welcome & introductive remarks

General introduction of the 6th Martial Studies Conference 2020

  • Paul Bowman – (School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University)

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  • Jean-Marc de Grave – (IrAsia, Aix-Marseille University-CNRS)

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  • Gabriel Facal – (IrAsia, Aix-Marseille University-CNRS/CASE, EHESS-CNRS)

On the value of martial arts scholarship to dialogue with religious studies.

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  • 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).

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