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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 →

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 Elf, left one... Continue Reading →

Interview for the Hiyaa Martial Arts Podcast

A Guest Appearance for Kung Fu Tea I recently had an opportunity to sit down and talk with Craig Kiessling and Dave Jones.  These two gentlemen are the hosts of the "Hiyaa Martial Arts Podcast."  They graciously invited me to... Continue Reading →

“Fighting Styles” or “Martial Brands”? An economic approach to understanding “lost lineages” in the Chinese Martial Arts.

Introduction Much of our modern writing on the Chinese martial arts is premised on the examination of difference.  Nor is this an abstract categorization of dry facts.  Our discussions always seem to run along a similar track. Of all of... Continue Reading →

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