The 3rd International Martial Studies Conference

The 3rd International Martial Studies Conference

Date & Time

11 - 12 Dec, 2020


Free of charge




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Organised in connection to the exhibition “Way of the Sword: Warrior Traditions in China and Italy”, the 3rd International Martial Studies Conference provides a rare opportunity for in-depth discussions on various aspects of China and Italy’s sword and martial culture.

The conference is a premier international exchange platform for leading scholars of Martial Studies and practitioners of Historic Martial Arts, and will on this occasion involve the most respected experts from the Mainland and Europe (in particular, Italy), including Prof. Ma Mingda, the foremost authority in Chinese Martial Studies, Prof. Ma Lianzhen, renowned contemporary swordsmith Hu Xiaojun, Maestro Roberto Gotti, the greatest expert of Renaissance Italian martial arts and renowned collector of historic arms and books, Dr. Daniel Jaquet, a leading scholar in European martial art studies, to name only a few.

The Conference will cover the following topics:

  1. History and development of sword cultures in China and Europe
  2. Fight books and the transmission of martial arts knowledge
  3. The material dimension of sword culture
  4. Historic / classical sword-fighting traditions

The Conference will be held online. Please visit this website for more details.

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