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Tai Chi Books
The books included here are basic texts.  They are ideal for beginners learning the
Cheng Man-Ching form and have much information for continuing students, as well.  
These books can be found on-line.  
Master Cheng's New Method of T'ai Chi Self-Cultivation
Cheng Man-Ch'ing, Mark Hennessy (Translator)
Format: Paperback; Pub. Date: June 1999
ISBN: 1883319927; Format: Paperback, 128pp
Publisher: North Atlantic Books

This book includes Professor Cheng's written instructions, plus foot
diagrams and pictures of each posture, as well as other information
on doing tai chi.

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Master Cheng's New Method of T'ai Chi Self-Cultivation
By Lawrence Galante

Samuel Weiser, Inc. ISBN 0-87728-497-0
Order info:  An excellent
book for beginners with lots of background information on tai chi as
well as pictures of all of the postures with applications.
T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Becoming One with the Tao
by Petra Kobayashi, Toyo Kobayashi

Paperback: 192 pages; Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (July 15, 2006)
Language: English; ISBN-10: 0804837643; ISBN-13: 978-0804837644

A good resource with useful information on tai chi practice and a
step-by-step guide to the entire Cheng Man-Ching form.

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T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Becoming One with the Tao
The Complete Book Of T'ai Chi
Stewart McFarlane, Tan Hong

Format: Paperback; Pub. Date: April 1999; ISBN: 0789442590
Format: Paperback, 120pp; Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.

This book has nice illustrations, including lots of graphic
illustrations of the transitions between each posture.  It is more of a
typical “how to” book and also includes some interesting
information on other aspects of tai chi, such as a section on its
history.  There are differences in some of the details of the
postures, as taught in my classes; however, this can be a useful
book and may be more accessible for new students with little or no
background in tai chi.

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The Complete Book of T'ai Chi
Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan
By William C. C. Chen

8th printing in 1999, New York City, USA
Order info: Website:  
This is a very good book with detailed diagrams and instructions on
the various postures.  It must be ordered directly from Grandmaster
Chen.  The one drawback to this book, for the purposes of our class,
is that Grandmaster Chen has developed his own variation of the tai
chi form, so some of the postures Professor Cheng dropped from
the form are included in this book and the postures are not in the
exact same order as taught in my classes.  Nevertheless, this is a
great tai chi resource.

Note: a new edition is forthcoming.
The Tai Chi Book:
Refining and Enjoying a Lifetime of Practice
by Robert Chuckrow, Ph.D.

Dr. Cruckow, a physicist and student of Cheng Man-ch'ing, provides
excellent information on basic principles & concepts, alignment, stances,
push hands, the Cheng tai chi form, and advice on being a student.

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The Tai Chi Book
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Tai Chi
by Angus Clark

A beautifully illustrated book that provides information on tai chi
history, basic principles, stances, movements, and the Cheng
Man-ch'ing tai chi form.  Note: book illustrates a variation of the
short from originated by Dr. Chi Chiang-tao, but includes the original
Cheng Man-ch'ing sequence, as well.

More info
: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Tai Chi