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The Monk Goes Hollywood: Kung Fu

Jane Naomi Iwamura

in Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738601
eISBN:
9780199894604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738601.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the figure of Kwai Chang Caine and his Shaolin monk teachers in the popular 1970s TV series, Kung Fu. At this moment, a fictional Monk takes his place alongside representations ... More


Conclusion: Spiritual Romance Today

Jane Naomi Iwamura

in Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738601
eISBN:
9780199894604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738601.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This final chapter explores and American’s continuing embrace of Oriental Monk figures. These include images aimed at a younger audience, e.g., Kung Fu Panda (2008) to the media presence of the ... More


Poetic Language: Zhuāngzǐ and Dù Fǔ's Confucian Ideals

Lee H. Yearley

in Ethics in Early China: An Anthology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888028931
eISBN:
9789882209800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028931.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Zhuāngzǐ not only lives within the later poetic tradition, but that tradition also grapples with, is even mesmerized by, both the “core” text and the early interpretive attempts which appear in the ... More


Epilogue

Nicholas Dew

in Orientalism in Louis XIV's France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199234844
eISBN:
9780191715716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234844.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Epilogue draws together the themes of the preceding chapters, and offers concluding remarks. It is organized around the story of the philosopher G. W. Leibniz's attempts to verify Jesuit accounts ... More


Friendship in Art: Fou Lei and Huang Binhong

Claire Roberts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028405
eISBN:
9789882207738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028405.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book documents in letters, photos, and paintings a special friendship between two highly creative individuals who helped shape Chinese culture in the twentieth century—the revered traditional ... More


Mockery 駡人的藝術‎

Christopher Rea

in Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520283848
eISBN:
9780520959590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283848.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

China’s cultural and political future was contested through not just rational debate but also mud-slinging battles and arguments shrill with sarcasm and derision. Cursing was an ancient form of ... More


Broken Tools

Michael Gibbs Hill

in Lin Shu, Inc.: Translation and the Making of Modern Chinese Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892884
eISBN:
9780199980062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892884.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

By the turn of the twentieth century, both the methods of translation Lin Shu and his collaborators employed and the language they used to write their translations had come to be regarded by many as ... More


‘Oh, my God … can this be England?’ (Sax Rohmer, The Mystery of Dr Fu-Manchu, 1913)

Anne Witchard

in Lao She in London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139606
eISBN:
9789882208643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139606.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The period of China's utmost vulnerability, from the Boxer uprising of 1900 until the rise of the Nationalist Party in the mid-1920s, coincided with the mass-marketing of Chinese stereotypes and the ... More


Hollywood’s Sino-Chic: Kung Fu Parody, Mimicry, and Play in Cross-Cultural Citationality

Kenneth Chan

in Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090552
eISBN:
9789882207356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the emergence of Kung fu Sino-chic through Hollywood's appropriation of Chinese action cinema. It first looks at how Jackie Chan works the global/local conjuncture by balancing ... More


Chinese Martial Arts Cinema: The Wuxia Tradition

Stephen Teo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632855
eISBN:
9780748670833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632855.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The martial arts genre known as wuxia (literally ‘martial chivalry’) is one of the oldest in the Chinese cinema. Its antecedents are closely tied to the historical knights-errant known as xia who ... More


Instability and Redefinition in the Wake of the 1911 Revolution

Timothy B. Weston

in The Power of Position: Beijing University, Intellectuals, and Chinese Political Culture, 1898-1929

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237674
eISBN:
9780520929906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237674.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The collapse of the Qing dynasty in the fall of 1911 might reasonably have been expected to lead to the demise of the Jingshi daxuetang, given how closely the university was linked to the old regime. ... More


The Haunting of Taipei

James Tweedie

in The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199858286
eISBN:
9780199367665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858286.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ghosts and spirits are conspicuous presences in city films from Taiwan, and this chapter posits the cinematic spectre and the act of haunting as a response to the destruction that accompanies the ... More


The Rise of Kung Fu, from Wong Fei-Hung to Bruce Lee

Stephen Teo

in Chinese Martial Arts Cinema: The Wuxia Tradition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632855
eISBN:
9780748670833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632855.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the rise of the kung fu movie in the Hong Kong cinema. Kung fu is seen as a specific genre of the Hong Kong Cantonese cinema, particularly as represented by its prototypical ... More


Wuxia After a Touch of Zen

Stephen Teo

in Chinese Martial Arts Cinema: The Wuxia Tradition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632855
eISBN:
9780748670833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632855.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1975, King Hu’s A Touch of Zen became one of the rare Chinese films to ever win a prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is positioned here as a landmark in the development of the wuxia genre ... More


Explaining the Rise of the Hua-kai Cult

Robert Hymes

in Way and Byway: Taoism, Local Religion, and Models of Divinity in Sung and Modern China

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207585
eISBN:
9780520935136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207585.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes the increasing localism of elite life in Fu-chou. It also illustrates how the contending religious choices made by the local elite and by a late Southern Sung administrator can ... More


What Can the Şaʿbâniye Teach Us about Transitions in the early Modern Period of World History?

John J. Curry

in The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order, 1350-1650

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639236
eISBN:
9780748653225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639236.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This concluding chapter discusses the important conclusions that can be drawn about the history of the Halveti order. It concludes that while the newly uncovered sources about the Halveti have ... More


Farther South: Jiang Yan in Darkest Fujian

Paul W. Kroll

in Southern Identity and Southern Estrangement in Medieval Chinese Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888139262
eISBN:
9789888313006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139262.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Jiang Yan (444–505), the most important poet active in the final years of the Liu-Song dynasty and the first few years of the succeeding Qi dynasty, spent the years between 474 and 477 rusticated to ... More


Echoes of a Distant Past: Şaʿbân-I Veli’s Early Life and Conversion to Sufism

John J. Curry

in The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order, 1350-1650

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639236
eISBN:
9780748653225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639236.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

While some Muslim saints were born into prominent family lineages and attracted historical attention from their earliest years, Sa'bān-i Velī was not among these groups and only rose to prominence ... More


An Uneven Legacy: the Succession to Şaʿbân-I Veli̇ to the End of the Tenth/Sixteenth Century

John J. Curry

in The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order, 1350-1650

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639236
eISBN:
9780748653225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639236.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

For the population of the Ottoman Empire, the death of the long-lived Sultan Süleymān ushered in a period of growing instability. Worsening the social and religious tensions of the age was the ... More


ʿÖmer El-Fuʾâdî as Sufi Aspirant and Hagiographer: the Road to Şaʿbâniye Succession

John J. Curry

in The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order, 1350-1650

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639236
eISBN:
9780748653225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639236.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Ömer El- Fu'ādī is a transitional figure in the history of the Sa'Baniye. His accession to the successorship represented the de facto end of the era, for he held the distinction of being the first ... More


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