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The Creation of Wing Chun

The Creation of Wing Chun

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by Judkins NielsonBenjamin N. Judkins and Jon Nielson
Paperback
Publication Date: 02/07/2016
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This book explores the social history of southern Chinese martial arts and their contemporary importance to local identity and narratives of resistance. Hong Kong's Bruce Lee ushered the Chinese martial arts onto an international stage in the 1970s. Lee's teacher, Ip Man, master of Wing Chun Kung Fu, has recently emerged as a highly visible symbol of southern Chinese identity and pride. Benjamin N. Judkins and Jon Nielson examine the emergence of Wing Chun to reveal how this body of social practices developed and why individuals continue to turn to the martial arts as they navigate the challenges of a rapidly evolving environment. After surveying the development of hand combat traditions in Guangdong Province from roughly the start of the nineteenth century until 1949, the authors turn to Wing Chun, noting its development, the changing social attitudes towards this practice over time, and its ultimate emergence as a global art form.
ISBN:
9781438456942
9781438456942
Category:
Asian history
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
02-07-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4mm
Weight:
0kg

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