A Small Selection of Books on Taijiquan

img_5657Early in our studies Robert Politzer, who founded the New York Yangjia Michuan Taiji School in 1993 and is the head teacher, gave us a book list. It contained a number of essential taiji texts and represented the beginning of my own library of taiji related books. I found a list from the year 2000, which I believe has added a few titles. To it I have added a work by William C. C. Chen, who was a friend of Wang Yen-nien and still teaches in NYC. Included as well is a book by Chen Man-ching, who was a younger Daoist brother and friend of Master Wang.

Here is the list, in the order that a beginner might want to proceed:

Taiji Reading List:

The Essence of T’ai Chi Ch’uan

translated by Lo/Inn/Amacker/Foe

ISBN 0-913028-63-0

T’ai-chi Touchstones -Yang Family Secret Transmissions

Revised Edition

by Douglas Wile

Sweet Ch’i Press

T’ai Chi Ch’uan Ta Wen (Questions and Answers)

by Chen wei-ming

ISBN  0-938190-67-9
Sweet Ch’i Press

T’ai Chi Classics

translated by Waysun Liao

ISBN 0-87773-531-x

Taoist Health Exercise Book

by Da Liu

ISBN  1-56924-901-6

Tao Te Ching

by Lao Tsu

Translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English

ISBN  0-394-71833-x

The Tao of Tai-Chi churn – Way to Rejuvination

Jou, Tsung Hwa

Edited by Shoshana Shapiro

ISBN  0-8048-1357-4

Master of the Five Excellences

by Chen Man-ching

ISBN  1-883319-03-x

Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan

by William C. C. Chen

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