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a Chinese martial art

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The literal translation of gongfu cha is making tea with effort.
Peimin Ni's essay on gongfu is exemplary in deriving results in harmony with the interpretive choices of many of the contributors to this volume in a fashion more informed by the existing commentarial tradition.
As a 1991 book put it, qigongs "advanced level is shown by Extraordinary Powers: penetrating vision, distant vision, distant sensation, the ability to immobilise one's body, to fly miraculously, to cross walls, to soar spiritually, to call the wind and bring the rain, to know the past and the future"--skills familiar from gongfu movies.
Subsequently, yet another official, a certain Liu Gongfu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is said to have played a major role in caixuan ge's development by replacing the Song bureaucracy with the bureaucratic system of the Later Han.