Tag: Feats of Strength

Ding Lifting in Ancient China

620px-Lidded_Ritual_Food_Cauldron_(Ding)_with_Interlaced_Dragons_LACMA_M.74.103a-b_(2_of_5).jpg

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.

Ding Lifting in Ancient China

620px-Lidded_Ritual_Food_Cauldron_(Ding)_with_Interlaced_Dragons_LACMA_M.74.103a-b_(2_of_5).jpg

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.

Ding Lifting in Ancient China

620px-Lidded_Ritual_Food_Cauldron_(Ding)_with_Interlaced_Dragons_LACMA_M.74.103a-b_(2_of_5).jpg

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.