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Seeking Identity through the Martial Arts: The Case of Mexicanidad

    Seeking Identity through the Martial Arts: The Case of Mexicanidad By George Jennings Jennings, G. (2017). Out of the labyrinth: The new Mexican martial arts riding the wave of Mexicanidad. Paper presented at the 3rd Martial Arts Studies... Continue Reading →

Chinese and European Fight Books: The Value of a Comparative Approach

    Introduction   The Acta Periodica Duellatorum, an academic journal dedicated to the study of the Western martial arts (edited by Daniel Jaquet), has just released it latest issue.  At least two of these articles will be of interest... Continue Reading →

Seasons Greetings!

    Happy Holidays!   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of Kung Fu Tea’s readers.  Thanks so much for your support and feedback over the last year.  I think that Santa left one or two things... Continue Reading →

Discrepancy in Literacy and Spectatorship: Jet Li – Chinese Masculinity and Transnational Film Stardom by Sabrina Qiong Yu

Here is the latest essay from the Martial Arts Studies journal homepage. Jet Li fans may find this to be especially interesting!

Martial Arts Studies is Now an Imprint of Cardiff University Press

Deadliest Hands vs. Deadliest Man: Euhemerism, Donn Draeger, and Count Dante

  *** Our Monday update comes in the form of an article by Dr. Jared Miracle hosted at the Martial Arts Studies journal webpage. In it he explores the roles of two individuals, Donn Draeger and John “Count Dante” Keehan,... Continue Reading →

Season’s Greetings!

    Happy Holidays!   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of Kung Fu Tea’s readers.  Thanks so much for your support and feedback over the last year.  I think that my friend Bernard, the Kung Fu... Continue Reading →

Tai Hsuan-chih Remembers “The Red Spears, 1916-1949”

    Introduction   This is the second entry in our ongoing study of the Red Spear movement in northern China during the first half of the twentieth century. For a brief overview of the origins of this movement and... Continue Reading →

War Junks, Pirates and the Commercialization of Chinese Martial Culture

    ***This will be the concluding post in our brief series on the role of southern China's maritime environment on the development and spread of the traditional martial arts.  Please see the end of this post for a complete list of... Continue Reading →

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