Tag: Ding Lifting

Ding Lifting in Ancient China

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Today’s short post comes primarily from¬†Nigel B. Crowther’s wonderful chapter on Ancient Chinese sport and physical education.¬†Looking primarily at Chinese physical cultures, Crowther found that weightlifting, archery, weight throwing, tug of war, boxing and a host of other activities were practiced by Chinese men. Of interest to us today, was the use of Ding’s as feats of strength.