Telling Stories about Wong Fei Hung and Ip Man: The Evolution of a Heroic Type

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A statue located in the Wong Fei Hung Temple in Foshan. A statue located in the Wong Fei Hung Temple in Foshan.

****We recently completed the “500 Likes” challenge at the Kung Fu Tea Facebook group.  As a result I let the readers vote on what two articles they would most like to see covered.  There were a lot of good suggestions but no overwhelming favorites.  However, a number of you wanted to see “something” related to Hung Gar.  So the following essay will discuss Wong Fei Hung’s evolving role in southern Chinese popular culture.

I also noticed that there was another group of readers who wanted a post on armed escort services in the late Qing/early Republic period.  If I can find some solid resources to work with, that will be the second essay that I write.  This one may take some time as its a tougher subject to research.  Once again, thanks for all of your support!****

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~ by pinoro on April 30, 2014.

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