Paul Bowman visits Kung Fu Tea and helps us to see Beyond Bruce Lee.

  Introduction July 20th is the 40th anniversary of the death of Bruce Lee.  Prof. Paul Bowman, an expert on both his life and cultural influence, has been kind enough to sit down with us to discuss Lee’s continuing significance.  It is almost impossible to study the history or sociology of the Asian fighting arts…

Through a Lens Darkly (14): Archery Practice in Late Imperial China

Introduction: Archery and the Traditional Chinese Martial Arts I have recently been reading Stephen Selby’s book Chinese Archery (2000, Hong Kong University Press).  It is a very important contribution to the Chinese martial studies literature and one of the few book length studies that we have which has been published by a university press.  I…