An Approach to Ip Man Style Wing Chun

Author: Wayne Belonoha

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 1583949429

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 120

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An Approach to Ip Man Style Wing Chun is a practical new beginner's guide to Wing Chun by a certified instructor in the Ip Man lineage. Pan American Triple Gold Medalist Wayne Belonoha provides the fundamentals of the art as a comprehensive mind/body training program. Written in accessible language and including more than 400 full-color photos, the book emphasizes benefits including weight reduction, stress management, personal defense and safety, and self-discipline through meditation. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Race and Racism in Modern East Asia

Author: Rotem Kowner,Walter Demel

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004292934

Category: Social Science

Page: 674

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Race and Racism in Modern East Asia (Vol. 2) examines in depth interactions between Western and local constructions of race. This insightful 23-chapter volume offers a sweeping analysis of issues of race, racism, nationalism and gender in the region that is unsurpasssed in previous scholarship.

The Weapons of Wing Chun

Author: Samuel Kwok

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 132606973X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 113

View: 3175


This book has been compiled to aid advanced Wing Chun students further their knowledge of the weapons of Wing Chun taking your skills to the next level.

The Wing Chun Compendium, Volume Two

Author: Wayne Belonoha

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 1583942297

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 472

View: 9505


In this second volume, a martial arts expert continues his study of Wing Chun, a popular system of kung fu, demonstrating how it can be used to improve your mental and physical health Wing Chun, also called Ving Tsun, is a popular system of kung fu designed centuries ago by a Buddhist nun and Shaolin master. Together, the two volumes of The Wing Chun Compendium offer a complete guide to the discipline, from theory and philosophy to drills and forms. In this second volume, author Wayne Belonoha takes students to the next level, focusing on the final three and most advanced forms of the Wing Chun system and their associated skills: the “Mook Yan Jong” or wooden man; the “Lok Dim Boon Quan” or six-and-a-half point long pole; and the “Baat Cham Dao” or eight-cut sword form, demonstrated here for the first time by Grandmaster Sunny Tang. Also included are distance and angle improvement drills, fighting strategy and training, instruction on proper body mechanics, and “Sticking Hands” techniques. While intended for the serious practitioner, The Wing Chun Compendium, Volume Two also teaches the basics of body movement, psychological components of practice and performance, and how to use martial arts for overall self-improvement—factors that can help any martial artists seeking to enhance their physical and mental development. The book includes hundreds of tips and techniques as well as 400 photographs.

Chinese Stardom in Participatory Cyberculture

Author: Dorothy Wai Sim Lau

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 147443035X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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Machine generated contents note:1.Blogging Donnie Yen: remaking the martial arts body as a cyber-intertext --2.`Flickering' Jackie Chan: the actor-ambassadorial persona on photo-sharing sites --3.`Friending' Jet Li on Facebook: the celebrity-philanthropist persona in online social networks --4.YouTubing Zhang Ziyi: Chinese female stardom in fan videos on video-sharing sites --5.Discussing Takeshi Kaneshiro: the pan-Asian star image on fan forums.

Directory of World Cinema

Author: Gary Bettinson

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783204001

Category: Art

Page: 342

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Since the publication of the first volume of Directory of World Cinema: China, the Chinese film industry has intensified its efforts to make inroads into the American market. The 2012 acquisition of US theatre chain AMC and visual effects house Digital Domain by Chinese firms testifies to the global ambitions of China’s powerhouse film industry. Yet Chinese cinema has had few crossover hits in recent years to match the success of such earlier films as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, and Kung Fu Hustle. Although overseas revenue for Chinese movies has dwindled, domestic market growth surges year after year. Indeed, annual production output remains healthy, and the daily expansion of screens in second or third-tier cities attracts audiences whose tastes favour domestic films over foreign imports. A survey of a vibrant – and expanding – industry, Directory of World Cinema: China 2 examines, among other themes, China’s desire for success and fulfilment in the United States as well as the extensive history of representing China – and the Chinese in America – on US movie screens. With contributions from some of the leading academics in the field, this volume will be essential reading for all fans of Chinese film.

The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai

Author: Gary Bettinson

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888139290

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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The widely acclaimed films of Wong Kar-wai are characterized by their sumptuous yet complex visual and sonic style. This study of Wong’s filmmaking techniques uses a poetics approach to examine how form, music, narration, characterization, genre, and other artistic elements work together to produce certain effects on audiences. Bettinson argues that Wong’s films are permeated by an aesthetic of sensuousness and “disturbance” achieved through techniques such as narrative interruptions, facial masking, opaque cuts, and other complex strategies. The effect is to jolt the viewer out of complete aesthetic absorption. Each of the chapters focuses on a single aspect of Wong’s filmmaking. The book also discusses Wong’s influence on other filmmakers in Hong Kong and around the world. The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai will appeal to all who are interested in authorship and aesthetics in film studies, to scholars in Asian studies, media and cultural studies, and to anyone with an interest in Hong Kong cinema in general, and Wong’s films in particular. “In this carefully written study, Gary Bettinson offers a critical assessment not only of the stylistic features of Wong Kar-wai’s films but also of the scholarship that has developed around them. Arguing against the facile culturalism that tends to dominate such scholarship, this book does full justice to Wong’s cinematic methods in a series of impressively well-informed and informative readings.” —Rey Chow, Duke University

World Without Walls

Author: Ayman Rashdan Wong

Publisher: Patriots Publishing Sdn Bhd

ISBN: 9672437099

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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Knowledge is power. Language is symbolic. Geography is destiny. These three expressions are the factors that can break the wall that brings differences among human in the world in reaching agreement and understanding between one another. The knowledge about international geopolitics is the key to the survival of country and nations, and knowledge gained must be based on the principles of Realism, Diplomacy and Patriotism. These principles will be explained through 50 articles that have been written by the writer over the past year on geopolitics and international relations. [Ayman Rashdan Wong] [The Patriots]

Representing Translation

Author: Dror Abend-David

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501333895

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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In an increasingly global and multilingual society, translators have transitioned from unobtrusive stagehands to key intercultural mediators-a development that is reflected in contemporary media. From Coppola's Lost in Translation to television's House M.D., and from live performance to social media, translation is rendered as not only utilitarian, but also performative and communicative. In examining translation as a captivating theme in film, television, commercials, and online content, this multinational collection engages with the problems and limitations faced by translators, as well as the ethical and philosophical aspects of translation and Translation Studies. Contributors examine the role of the translator (as protagonist, agent, negotiator, and double-agent), translation in global communication, the presentation of visual texts, multilingualism in contemporary media, and the role of foreign languages in advertisements. Translation and translators are shown as inseparable parts of a contemporary life that is increasingly multilingual, multiethnic, multinational and socially diverse.

Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema

Author: Lisa Odham Stokes,Rachel Braaten

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538120623

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 652

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Hong Kong cinema began attracting international attention in the 1980s. By the early 1990s, Hong Kong had become "Hollywood East" as its film industry rose to first in the world in per capita production, was ranked second to the United States in the number of films it exported, and stood third in the world in the number of films produced per year behind the United States and India. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on directors, producers, writers, actors, films, film companies, genres, and terminology. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Hong Kong cinema.