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“I’m Michael Jackson, You Tito”: Kung-Fu Fighters and Hip-Hop Buddies in Martial Arts Buddy Films

Chong Chon-Smith

in East Meets Black: Asian and Black Masculinities in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462050
eISBN:
9781626745292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462050.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter argues that the rise of martial arts genre has wide appeal for racialized communities and young audiences because it is the genre of the underdog. The martial arts film had its ... More


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


Striking Beauty: A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts

Barry Allen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231172721
eISBN:
9780231539340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172721.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The first book to focus on the intersection of Western philosophy and the Asian martial arts, Striking Beauty studies the historical and philosophical traditions of Asian martial arts practice and ... More


Sitings and Sightings: Hanuman in the Cultural Landscape

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The chapter opens with a description of Hanuman's traditional role as a guardian of spatial boundaries, and shows how this “peripheral” status has changed in recent times as his shrines have grown in ... More


The Idea-Image: Conceptualizing Landscape in Recent Martial Arts Movies

Mary Farquhar

in Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a new way of looking at landscapes in twenty-first-century martial arts blockbusters, primarily through a discussion of landscapes in Zhang Yimou's Hero. It argues that martial ... More


Beyond Bruce Lee

Paul Bowman

in Beyond Bruce Lee: Chasing the Dragon Through Film, Philosophy, and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165297
eISBN:
9780231850360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165297.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The main purpose of this volume is to reconnect approaches to understanding Bruce Lee with historical, cultural, and economic contexts and processes, as well as emphasize the ways in which Bruce Lee ... More


From Linear History to Discursive Constellation

Paul Bowman

in The Invention of Martial Arts: Popular Culture Between Asia and America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197540336
eISBN:
9780197540374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197540336.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter argues that any attempt to construct a linear history of martial arts in media and popular culture as it exploded after the 1970s cannot but fail. The sheer proliferation of martial arts ... More


Chinese Martial Arts Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Hybridity and Soft Power

Wendy Su

in China's Encounter with Global Hollywood: "Cultural Policy and the Film Industry, 1994-2013"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167060
eISBN:
9780813167077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167060.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter posits that between 2000 and 2013, a new Chinese martial arts cinema emerged. This new genre was a collective cultural phenomenon arising from the Chinese government’s full embrace of ... More


Personality

Gordon W. Russell

in Aggression in the Sports World: A social psychological perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189599
eISBN:
9780199868445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189599.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter provides a brief background on the nature of personality traits and what is required to establish their validity. The popular Aggression Questionnaire is singled out and described in ... More


Blogging Donnie Yen: remaking the martial arts body as a cyber-intertext

Dorothy Wai Sim Lau

in Chinese Stardom in Participatory Cyberculture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474430333
eISBN:
9781474460040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430333.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter inquires Donnie Yen’s martial arts body in blogosphere. It analyses that Yen’s kinetic body, often the focus of bloggers’ interest, is not only the corporeal entity that appears in ... More


Conceptual Foundations: The Invention of Martial Arts: Popular Culture between Asia and America

Paul Bowman

in The Invention of Martial Arts: Popular Culture Between Asia and America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197540336
eISBN:
9780197540374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197540336.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 1 starts by interrogating the Oxford English Dictionary’s treatment of the term ‘martial arts’ as a way to broach the book’s concerns. Today, the idea that the term ‘martial arts’ is ... More


Martial Arts Cinema and Hong Kong Modernity: Aesthetics, Representation, Circulation

Man-Fung Yip

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390717
eISBN:
9789888390397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390717.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The martial arts film, despite being long regarded as a vehicle of Chinese cultural nationalism, can also paradoxically be conceptualized as a mass cultural expression of Hong Kong’s ... More


Martial Arts into Media Culture

Paul Bowman

in The Invention of Martial Arts: Popular Culture Between Asia and America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197540336
eISBN:
9780197540374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197540336.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

After reflecting on the convulsions and tectonic shifts in attitudes and approaches to interpersonal combat caused by the horrors of the First World War, Chapter 3 explores the movements of ‘Martial ... More


The Meaning of Martial Arts

Paul Bowman

in The Invention of Martial Arts: Popular Culture Between Asia and America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197540336
eISBN:
9780197540374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197540336.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

Having taken the time to identify several discursive regularities and recurring motifs in martial arts imagery, Chapter 6 moves further into ‘delineating a discursive constellation’. This chapter ... More


I Want My TKD: Martial Arts in Music Videos

Paul Bowman

in The Invention of Martial Arts: Popular Culture Between Asia and America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197540336
eISBN:
9780197540374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197540336.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 7 picks up the idea of the fragmentariness of contemporary media culture in examining martial arts in music videos. Called ‘I want my TKD: Martial Arts in Music Videos’, this chapter is a ... More


Violence, Honor, and Manhood

Avron Boretz

in Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833770
eISBN:
9780824870539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833770.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter begins with a hypothetical encounter, a simple act of obeisance in a typical temple of popular religion. That the martial is so palpably present in even the simplest everyday rituals ... More


Defending the Nation

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/9780824831103.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the Shaolin's military reputation during the late Ming period, which witnessed a tremendous growth in the commercial publishing of travel guides, encyclopedias, memoirs and ... More


Introduction

Avron Boretz

in Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833770
eISBN:
9780824870539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833770.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book is about the ritual violence and violent rituals in Chinese and Taiwanese popular religion. It is about the martial ... More


Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Avron Boretz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833770
eISBN:
9780824870539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833770.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Demon warrior puppets, sword-wielding Taoist priests, spirit mediums lacerating their bodies with spikes and blades—these are among the most dramatic images in Chinese religion. Usually linked to the ... More


Home, Home on the Scene: How Scenes Shape Residential Patterns

Daniel Aaron Silver and Terry Nichols Clark

in Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226356853
eISBN:
9780226357041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226357041.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines links between scenes and residential patterns. It is guided by a few main questions, such as which types of scenes attract which types of people; how do scenes distinguish ... More


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