* tmc * in patientia vestra habetis animam vestram * tmc *

Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

24 March 2004

Chinese Archery Archive


Asian Traditional Archery Research Network, Hong Kong, China

"The Asian Traditional Archery Research Network provides for mutual friendly exchange and support among the different archery traditions of Asia, and to widen appreciation worldwide of the different archery traditions of Asia. The archery traditions of Asia (for example those of Mongolia, China, Korea, Tibet and Japan) have at one time or another enjoyed cross-fertilization and exchange of techniques (albeit sometimes on the battlefield.) Now some of these great traditions have disappeared, while others flourish, but in isolation. The archery traditions of Asia are rich in folklore, history, artistic expression, philosophy, technique, science and technology. Some, however, are in danger. In some Asian regions, the influence of western materialistic culture threatens to cause a loss of interest among potential new exponents. Sometimes, it is the craft of the bow and arrow makers which is under threat because of the dying-out of skills or the disappearance of sources of traditional materials."

"The Chinese Archery Archive page is a sub-site of 'ATARN, the Asian Traditional Archery Research Network [www.atarn.org]', covering much more than only China [ATARNet Discussion Forum; Bibliography; Picture Archive; Folklore; Mongolia/Khitan; Korea; Magyar; China; India & Sri Lanka; Islamic/Middle East; Tibet/Bhutan; Japan/Kyudo; Manchu/Sibo - ed.] There is also a very active forum. The entries differ very much from each other, there are reprinted articles, translations, excerpts from personal communication, richly illustrated texts on mechanisms (like the crossbow or the archer's rings). Although the last update was 24 January, 2002, the highly specialized content of the site is very interesting, not only to archery freaks. - hl."

Site contents:
Qi Ji Guang's Archery Method (Ming), Wu Bei Yao Lue (Ming), Zheng Nan She Fa (Ming/Qing), Guan Shi Xin Zhuan (Qing), She Lue (Qing), Cross-sections of an Old Chinese Bow, Letter from Peking, Beijing Wanbao, Perfecting the Mind and Body, Makiwara Madness, Whistling arrows, The History of Ju Yuan Hao, The Crossbows of South-West China, Repeating Crossbows, Interview with Wu Yonghua, Chengdu Bowyer, Thingies Up-close and personal, Interesting Bow, Quivers and holsters, Shandong Crossbow Mechanism, Horseback archery, Early Archers' Rings.


Internet Archive

Link reported by:
Matthias Arnold, forwarded by Hanno E. Lecher (contact via http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/igcs/)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:

* Publisher [academic - business - government - library - NGO - other]:

* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:

* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000 - under 300 - under 100 - under 30]:
under 30

Please note that the above details were correct on 17 October 2005. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com