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Chinese Martial Arts in the News: April 22, 2013: Taiji Quan Rising, Cantonese Opera and Remembering Bruce Lee

IntroductionWelcome to the April 22nd edition of "Chinese Martial Arts in the News."  Every three weeks we stop to reflect on important events in the Chinese martial arts community and to take a look at how we are being covered... Continue Reading →

Ritual, Tradition and Memory in Singapore’s Chinese Martial Arts Community.

  Introduction: Chinese Martial Studies, Embodied Knowledge and Identity. In 2011 SUNY (State University of New York) Press released a collected volume (edited by D. S. Farrer and John Whalen-Bridge) titled Martial Arts as Embodied Knowledge: Asian Traditions in a... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: October 29th, 2012: Commercialization, Authenticity and Bruce Lee.

Welcome to the "Frankenstorm" edition of "Chinese martial arts in the news."  Every few weeks I update readers about recent events and important developing trends.  If you have suggestions for a story that I should be watching feel free to... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: October 8, 2012: Video Games, Movies and the Question of Cultural Appropriation.

Cultural Appropriation of Global Kung Fu Culture? Lately I have been thinking quite a bit about the question of cultural appropriation in the martial arts.  Setting aside the historical questions for a second, at this point in history, who actually... Continue Reading →

Kung Fu Tea: Now on Facebook!

You can now follow Kung Fu Tea on Facebook! I had resisted creating a Facebook page as I felt that a traditional blog was a better fit for my format.  As regular readers know most of my posts are short... Continue Reading →

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