Introduction We must thank Joseph Svinth for this post. He came across the following photo essay during his research and was kind enough to share it with me. It was clear that this needed to be included in the... Continue Reading →
Understanding the Red Boats of the Cantonese Opera: Economics, Social Structure and Violence 1850-1950.
Introduction No subject has been more romanticized among students of Guangdong’s martial arts (and Wing Chun practitioners in particular) than the “Red Boat” companies of the Cantonese regional opera tradition. Late 19th and early 20th century martial arts folklore claimed... Continue Reading →
By Daniel Mroz, Ph.D., University of Ottawa, Canada ****I am very happy to introduce the following research report by my friend and colleague, Prof. Daniel Mroz of the University of Ottawa. He has recently returned from conducting some fieldwork... Continue Reading →