Kung Fu Canton:Culture of Martial Arts in Guangdong, China

Abstract

Abstract:Kung Fu is a word borrowed from the Chinese word gongfu, which translates as accomplished or cultivated skill. Wushu would be a more accurate word to have borrowed, but it's still just an umbrella term for a whole myraid of Chinese martial art, ranging from drunken boxing to the Fujian white crane. Perhaps the most famous style in Guangdong is Wing Chun, which was taken by the now legendary Ip Man to HongKong, from where it spread out across the world via Hongkong Kung fu flicks. Religion beliefs , traditional moral, legend of Kung Fu hero, even Lingnan architectural style and Hongkong Kung Fu film, multiple elements contribute to the unique culture of Guangdong martial art.Key words: Kung Fu, Culture of Martial Art, Guangdong



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Ye Guo, Guangzhou University, China

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Conference: ACSS2014
Stream: Social Sciences

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