Introduction Welcome to “Chinese Martial Arts in the News.” This is a semi-regular feature here at Kung Fu Tea in which we review media stories that mention or affect the traditional fighting arts. In addition to discussing... Continue Reading →
***For our Friday post we will be taking a second look at something from the archives. That was not my original plan. I actually had a great idea for a post all outlined, but my week turned out... Continue Reading →
A Surprise at the Bookstore A remarkable thing happened on the way to the airport. Knowing that I would be spending a disturbingly large amount of my summer on various airplanes, I decided to make the most... Continue Reading →
1977 vs. 1978: A Banner Year for Martial Arts Films Like all good blog posts dealing with popular culture and kung fu, this one starts by assuming the existence of time travel. In a sense this is what... Continue Reading →
Introduction Tigers have long been a symbol of martial values in Chinese culture. Many martial arts styles make use of tiger-based symbolism. This symbolism may reflect the tiger’s long association with the imperial military. Warrior figures wearing... Continue Reading →
Here is the latest essay from the Martial Arts Studies journal homepage. Jet Li fans may find this to be especially interesting!
Introduction Upon the gracious invitation from Dr. Judkins, I thought about what I could add to a historical perspective on the martial arts. After considering various topic ideas, I settled on the topic of martial arts... Continue Reading →
Introduction Within the field of International Relations Stephen Chan (OBE) needs no introduction. He is a Professor of Global Politics in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. He also served... Continue Reading →