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Kung Fu Elements

Author : Shou-Yu Liang
ISBN : 1889659320
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Masters Manual Of Hsing I Kung Fu

Author : John Price
ISBN : 9781430328315
Genre : Self-Help
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This was the first book published about the internal art of Hsing-I Kung Fu in English. It contains the Seven words, 6 Harmonies, descriptions of the 5 Elements and much, much more. In the second edition we have added more commentary and herbal recipes.
Category: Self-Help

The Kung Fu Handbook

Author : Peter Warr
ISBN : 1404213929
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 58.3 MB
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Introduces the sport of kung fu, discussing such topics as stretching and warm-up exercises, stance and fist training, hand and foot techniques, and kung fu for self-protection.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Kung Fu Engineering

Author : Yan Liu
ISBN : 9781465379030
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Chinese Translation Studies In The 21st Century

Author : Roberto A. Valdeon
ISBN : 9781351856973
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Chinese Translation Studies in the 21st Century, which presents a selection of some of the best articles published in the journal Perspectives in a five-year period (2012-2017), highlights the vitality of Translation Studies as a profession and as a field of enquiry in China. As the country has gradually opened up to the West, translation academic programmes have burgeoned to cater for the needs of Chinese corporations and political institutions. The book is divided into four sections, in which authors explore theoretical and conceptual issues (such as the connection between translation and adaptation, multimodality, and the nature of norms), audiovisual translation (including studies on news translation and the translation of children’s movies), bibliographies and bibliometrics (to assess, for example, the international visibility of Chinese scholars), and interpreting (analyzing pauses in simultaneous interpreting and sign language among other aspects). The book brings together well-established authors and younger scholars from universities in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The chapters in this book were originally published in various issues of Perspectives: Studies in Translatology.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

From Fu Manchu To Kung Fu Panda

Author : Naomi Greene
ISBN : 9789888208692
Genre : Performing Arts
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Throughout the twentieth century, American filmmakers have embraced cinematic representations of China. Beginning with D.W. Griffith’s silent classicBroken Blossoms (1919) and ending with the computer-animated Kung Fu Panda (2008), this book explores China’s changing role in the American imagination. Taking viewers into zones that frequently resist logical expression or more orthodox historical investigation, the films suggest the welter of intense and conflicting impulses that have surrounded China. They make clear that China has often served as the very embodiment of “otherness”—a kind of yardstick or cloudy mirror of America itself. It is a mirror that reflects not only how Americans see the racial “other” but also a larger landscape of racial, sexual, and political perceptions that touch on the ways in which the nation envisions itself and its role in the world. In the United States, the exceptional emotional charge that imbues images of China has tended to swing violently from positive to negative and back again: China has been loved and—as is generally the case today—feared. Using film to trace these dramatic fluctuations, author Naomi Greene relates them to the larger arc of historical and political change. Suggesting that filmic images both reflect and fuel broader social and cultural impulses, she argues that they reveal a constant tension or dialectic between the “self” and the “other.” Significantly, with the important exception of films made by Chinese or Chinese American directors, the Chinese other is almost invariably portrayed in terms of the American self. Placed in a broader context, this ethnocentrism is related both to an ever-present sense of American exceptionalism and to a Manichean world view that perceives other countries as friends or enemies. “From Fu Manchu to Kung Fu Panda chronicles the struggle within Hollywood film to come to grips with American ambivalence toward China as a nation against the backdrop of its current economic and geopolitical ascendancy on the world stage. Reaching back to early film portrayals of Chinatown, Christian missionaries, warlords, and perverse villains bent on world domination, Greene moves from the ‘yellow peril’ to the ‘red menace’ as she examines WWII and Cold War cinema. She also explores the range of film fantasies circulating today, from films about Tibet to Chinese American independent features and the global popularity of kung fu cartoons. This accessible book allows these films to speak to the post 9-11/Occupy Wall Street generation and makes a welcome contribution to debates about Hollywood Orientalism and transnational Chinese film connections.” —Gina Marchetti, author of The Chinese Diaspora on American Screens: Race, Sex, and Cinema “A significant work of filmography, Naomi Greene’s book explores the exotic, at times menacing, but always fantastic images of China flickering on the silver screen of the American imagination. The author writes lucidly, jargon-free, and with the sure-footedness of a seasoned scholar.” —Yunte Huang, author of Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History
Category: Performing Arts

Jingwu

Author : Brian Kennedy
ISBN : 9781583942420
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Jingwu: The School that Transformed Kung Fu is a detailed and engrossing history of the Jingwu Association, the most important training academy in the modern history of kung fu"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Kung Fu And Science

Author : Fen SUN
ISBN : 9789629372521
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Kung Fu has evolved from a traditional means of defence to become a system of attacking and defending oneself, with or without weapons, exercising the body and maintaining good physical and mental health. As such, these practices have found an international following. Yet what has remained a largely unexplored area is the scientific principles behind these martial arts. This book not only covers the brief history of Chinese martial arts, but also brings together the wisdom of a Kung Fu grand master with a scientist and teacher to explain the scientific reasons why Kung Fu is the powerful practice that it is. Using the principles of physics, biomechanics and biology, with a number of drawings showing some basic postures of Kung Fu, the authors present a deep understanding of how the styles, the specific movements and methods of attack and defence operate.
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Kung Fu Panda

Author : Matt Anderson
ISBN : 1626655448
Genre : Animals
File Size : 88.9 MB
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Po and the Furious Five have faced many intimidating foes; but can even they stand up to the living embodiment of the Elements - Earth, Fire, Water, Metal, and Wood? Will the supernatural powers of the Elements defeat kung fu? Or can Po prove them to be just hot air?
Category: Animals

Chinese Perceptions Of American Stereotypes In Dreamwork S Animation Kung Fu Panda

Author : Qiuyue Guo
ISBN : 1267104147
Genre : Chinese
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Stereotypes are rooted in people's minds as references for perceiving others in a biased way. Traditional Chinese elements adopted in American films have often provided typical American stereotypes in specific forms. DreamWorks' Kung Fu Panda benefits from adopting Chinese elements and achieves its popularity with Chinese audiences. So in this study, the purpose was to explore whether Chinese elements in the movie were shaped with bias by American stereotypes. A pilot study and a survey were used for gathering Chinese public opinion. The pilot study suggested that most Chinese viewers think this film was Americanized rather than biased. So the survey was designed to test the degree to which the Chinese elements of Kung Fu Panda are Americanized with a 1-5 Likert Scale. An independent t-test was used for data analysis, in which 171 participants were broken down to 2 groups by whether they ever had visited the United States. Therefore, by running independent t-test, we expected to see whether the perceptions are different towards American stereotypes of Kung Fu Panda between Chinese viewers who were at home and those who had ever been to America and had more direct opportunities for touching American culture.
Category: Chinese

Taoist Yoga And Sexual Energy

Author : Eric Steven Yudelove
ISBN : 1567188346
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This 14-week course applies the long-suppressed secrets of Taoist yoga, Chi Kung, internal alchemy, and sexual kung fu, to improve every aspect of one's health and well-being.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Wing Chun Kung Fu

Author : Shaun Rawcliffe
ISBN : 9781847975072
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Wing Chun Kung Fu has a long history but it has only been taught openly since the 1950s when Grandmaster Yip Man revealed the secrets fo the art and began to teach large numbers of students in Hong Kong. Characterized by economical movements, simple and direct short-range simultaneous attack and defence hand techniques, as well as powerful low kicks, Wing Chun Kung Fu is now one of the most popular of the Chinese martial arts.One of the advanced training tools of the Wing Chun system is the Muk Yan Jong, more commonly known as the Wooden Dummy. Shaun Rawcliffe provides a comprehensive consideration of the Wooden Dummy techniques and uses practical applications as examples of how they may be used.Covers the full 116-movement Wooden Dummy form as taught by Grandmaster Yip Man to his eldest son, Ip Chun, who then taught the author. Provides detailed explanations of the shape, structure and movements of the Dummy form, plus an example of each of the applications. Presents in-depth explanations of the principles and concepts behind the Wooden Dummy form and the supporting drills. Examines the scientific and anatomical explanations of the basic principles underlying Wooden Dummy training. A fascinating and invaluable book which comprehensively covers one of the advanced training tools of the Wing Chun system, Muk Yan Jong or the Wooden Dummy. Aimed at all those who practice Wing Chun Kung Fu, especially those who wish to learn more advanced techniques, together with martial artists in general. Well illustrated with over 400 colour photographs and useful drawings. Sifu Shaun Rawcliffe is one of the highest qualified and certified Wing Chun instructors in the world.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Kung Fu Basics

Author : Paul Eng
ISBN : 9781462920181
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Get your training off to a great start—from basic kicks to practice and tournaments—this book is a perfect introduction to kung fu for beginners. It's everything you need to get started in kung fu! Whether you are considering taking up this martial art, or you've already started, Kung Fu Basics offers an easy, yet comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know to feel confident and be successful. You'll learn about: The origins of kung fu—philosophy, history and different styles What happens in a kung fu class—invaluable tips on choosing the right school, getting ready for your first class, and basic training methods The essential elements of the style—stances, footwork, kicks, and hand techniques, with tips on common mistakes and how to get the most power out of each move Drill and conditioning exercises—exercises to compliment your training Practical ways to improve your kung fu technique—traditional teaching advice of Chinese masters Resources—help further develop your knowledge and understanding of kung fu
Category: Sports & Recreation

Infinite Kung Fu

Author : Kagan McLeod
ISBN : 9781603091213
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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One of YALSA's Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens! Named one of the best graphic novels of the year by Publishers Weekly, Heeb Magazine, io9, CNN, Comic Book Resources, Complex, USA Today, Forbidden Planet International, IFC, ComicsAlliance, Paste, and Graphic Novel Reporter! "Pure awesome. From ôber-violent kung fu fight sequences and zombie stalkers, to blood-drenched battles among armies and supernatural beings, this book is a testament to just how cool a well-drawn and well-written martial-arts action epic can be. If you pick up only one comic book or graphic novel... let this be the one."-- USA Today "Over 450 pages of stunningly choreographed fight scenes of epic imagination. Kagan McLeod is a master cartoonist."-- CNN GeekOut "The best elements of horror, Westerns, and of course, kung fu films are seamlessly interlaced to tell a highly imaginative tale. You couldn't sandblast the smile from my face as I read this."-- Ain't It Cool News "INFINITE KUNG FU is glorious and deranged in the way that all comics should be."-- Warren Ellis, author of Transmetropolitan, Red, and Crooked Little Vein "The great strength of this graphic novel is its originality, but equally impressive are McLeod's extraordinary illustrations and compelling narrative."-- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Stunningly gorgeous... McLeod's unique brand of comic book wizardry practically oozes out of every panel as his art delivers animated stylings with a hip-hop flavor."-- Complex "All of that buzz and hype was completely on the money... It's like the best kung-fu movie you've ever seen, unimpaired by time or budget constraints."-- Comic Book Resources "A kung fu epic for people who don't buy into the kung fu cult."-- Royal Flush Infinite Kung Fu walks you through familiar corridors in the house of martial mayhem, but dares to take you where kung fu is afraid to go! The Martial World is ruled by a mysterious emperor whose kung fu armies are each headed by a cruel and highly skilled master. Here, where the way of the fist is a way of life, ex-soldier Yang Lei Kung must infiltrate the emperor's forces and stop him from destroying all life on the planet. Allegiances are blurred as techniques are perfected, and Lei Kung becomes less certain who's friend and who's foe in each chapter! Fists fly, limbs are lost and blood vessels burst in this tale of furious rivals, supernatural masters, walking corpses, and above all, raging kung fu!
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The Art Of Chinese Kung Fu

Author : Zhang Zheyi
ISBN : 1584235691
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Spiritual, moral, philosophical, and of course martial elements are at the heart of the Kung Fu practice. The Art of Chinese Kung Fu explores these core tenets. The first section of the book, "The Dream of Kung Fu," is concerned with aesthetic manifestations, from photography and art to modern popular culture. Kung Fu's most famous practitioners, including Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, and seminal movies like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Kill Bill" are featured prominently. The latter sections of the book, "The Practice of Kung Fu" and "The Legacy of Kung Fu," dig deeper into the history and lore of the practice in remote parts of China, in the temples and cities where it now flourishes. The philosophical beliefs behind the practice, and the important tenets of harmony and inclusiveness, are presented faithfully, before the reader is treated to centuries-old manuals of Kung Fu that offer new insights into the training and practice necessary to master this timeless martial art.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Master Of All Masters

Author : Khen F. Chu
ISBN : 9781543406641
Genre : Fiction
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Martial arts and kung fu movies have been quite popular in the English-speaking world for many years since Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan came to prominence. In recent years, some authors have included kung fu elements in writing action novels. Still, fictional novels about the wuxia (the translation of which is “martial arts and chivalry”) genre are rarely seen written in English. As martial arts are about movements and actions, attempts to write books based on martial arts stories can be met with many difficulties. This book is written from the perspective of how the Chinese view the world of martial arts. The Central Kingdom is the first book of the Master of All Masters series.
Category: Fiction

Kung Fu Crew

Author : Matt Anderson
ISBN : 1626655448
Genre : Animals
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Po and the Furious Five have faced off against a lot of tough foes, but can they stand up against Elementals -- living embodiments of Earth, Fire, Water, Metal, and Wood?
Category: Animals

Kungfu Basics

Author : Paul Eng
ISBN : 0804834946
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Introduces the philosophy, history, etiquette, stances, footwork, kicks, and hand techniques of kung fu and presents practice exercises and guidance for tracking one's progress.
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Kung Fu Scholar Methods Internal Strikes In 100 Days

Author : Li Jung Yuen
ISBN : 9781365675799
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Long ago in ancient China, there were old Kung fu masters who had miraculous skills. Even in their old age, their bodies were like iron. When they struck back, it only took one hit and the enemy was dead. Now many centuries later we no longer see these skills. The basic martial skills once taught are ignored and more "modern" day training is used instead. If these new methods are better, then why does the modern martial artist not exhibit the same skills of the old masters? The answer is simple, they have no chi skills. In this book, Sifu Li tells you how to build chi. What herbs to take and the importance of sexual energy. Included is a 100 day plan to increase your internal energy or "chi" and learn the basics of internal striking methods and a how to make Dit Da Jow for training.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The 6 Core Elements

Author : Sergio Pascal Iadarola
ISBN : 9863581542
Genre : Kung fu
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Category: Kung fu