<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Louis Swaim:
<B>I think the Enlish translation of the Gold Book has finally been published.http://www.wustyle.com/goldbook/
Has anyone ordered a copy? I think it's a pretty steep investment, but I may spring for a copy. It's been on my wish list for years.
Here's what I wrote a few days ago:
On to the Grey Book (Gold Book, English edition). Bound in traditional style and printed on traditional folded pages styling on high quality paper, this has to be the handsomest English martial arts book ever. The translator Doug Woodlidge did an excellent job translating the book, including the "40 Chapters" written in Classical Chinese. I did a cursory check on them and it appears to be well translated. While Tai Chi "manuals" are more useful to people who already know the stuff, they do help to clarify. David L, I have checked chapter 26 and 27 and they are by and large similar to how Douglas Wiles translates them, although the language *may* flow a bit better. It's also gratify to see that my attempt to translate the 5th chapter of Wu Kung Cho's 15 Chapters "Essentials of Body Positioning" is not too far off the mark.
In short, if you are interested in Tai Chi theories and Wu style history and form presentation, this is a must have. As I understand, the publishing of the Gold Book is somewhat a milestone in martial arts book publishing. I suspect the publishing of the Grey Book is of similar importance.