Wing Chun Kuen: A Revised Historical Perspective (Part 2: Red Junks, Pirates and Secret Societies)

Buckler, Scott (2017) Wing Chun Kuen: A Revised Historical Perspective (Part 2: Red Junks, Pirates and Secret Societies).

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Abstract

In the previous article, the Wing Chun ‘myth’ was dismissed due to the lack of supporting evidence for the existence of the Southern Shaolin Monastery. It would appear that the Southern Shaolin Monastery and the subsequent account of its destruction was based on the verified Northern Shaolin Monastery. In this article, an alternate historical account for the development of Wing Chun is provided, where fiction becomes fact. This is achieved through analysing how and why Wing Chun developed within a travelling Cantonese Opera Company during a turbulent time of China’s history, where piracy and political violence were prevalent.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: D890 Eastern Hemisphere, DS Asia, GN Anthropology, GV Recreation Leisure, HS Societies secret benevolent etc
Members: University of Worcester
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2017 04:33
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2017 04:33
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/15321

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