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Jet Li: ‘Wushu Master’ in Sport and Film

Mary Farquhar

in Celebrity in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090873
eISBN:
9789882206670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090873.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Jet Li's celebrity status in relation to the sports and film worlds. It first explores the early basis of Li's fame against the broad backdrop of China's changing sports sector. ... More


Suspect Rebels

Meir Shahar

in The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831103
eISBN:
9780824868758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831103.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter narrates the desolation of the Shaolin Temple by the Manchu during the Qing dynasty. In particular, it discusses how a handful of martial monks had escaped to the South of China, where ... More


The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts

Meir Shahar

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831103
eISBN:
9780824868758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831103.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book charts the history of the Shaolin Temple and the evolution of its world-renowned martial arts. It considers the economic, political, and religious factors that led Shaolin monks to ... More


History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts

Meir Shahar

in The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831103
eISBN:
9780824868758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831103.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter asserts that the history of the Shaolin Temple is not identical to the evolution of the Chinese martial arts. Even though, the monastery made important contributions to the ... More


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