A martial-arts master escapes from a prison camp in wartime China and flees to Malaya. His hopes for a quiet life are dashed when he saves a bus driver from a lynch mob. The master agrees to impart his secrets to five disciples. Although the organisation they found becomes internationally renowned, the arts are almost entirely lost as the initiates succumb to internal squabbling and greed. New in Singapore, Chris Murray tracks down Chan See-meng, favourite disciple of the great Chee Kim Thong. Through dusty Malaysian villages and Shaolin Temple in China, the adventure that begins with gruelling practice on Chan's rooftop leads Chris in the footsteps of the masters. As he becomes absorbed in the esoteric depths of Five Ancestors Fist, he investigates the journey of Zen martial-arts from ancient temples to modern gymnasia. Can these traditions survive in modernity? An intimate memoir with historical scope, Crippled Immortals unites a cast of legendary heroes and slack-jawed monks, Indian yogi and Tibetan lamas, bluffers, gangsters, and champions who have been touched by Old Man Chee's arts. The practitioner's path to enlightenment is always arduous, often hilarious, and sometimes heart-breaking. True adepts talk with their fists, but the strength that endures lies in the bond between master and disciple.
The migrant worker Xu Fan, who was fighting alone in the provincial capital, had been framed and had returned home. However, he had unexpectedly discovered that his back mountain had turned into a rubbish dump in the Heavenly Court... These trash that would seriously affect the daily lives of deities in the Heavenly Court were all rare treasures in the lower realms! Using this rubbish, he built orchards, opened chicken farms, grew herbs, opened restaurants, and led his fellow villagers to become rich! Build the world's biggest agribusiness group! The pretty village doctor, the female village chief, and the CEO of the ice mountain all raised their eyebrows, sending Xu Fan away in the dark. It was too late for him to hide! At the same time, the other deities who were interested in the changing world all came to him ...
Chu Yan was born to be the pride of heaven, but for the time being he could only be a wasteful man. He needed to wait for an opportunity to open his magic body.He went to see his fiancee as a waste, but he did not expect that his father-in-law was a man of faith and promise, in order to repay, promised to marry his daughter to him. It was a pity that this girl already had a sweetheart. What she didn't know was that the person she missed day and night was standing in front of her right now.☆About the Author☆Xiao Qian, an outstanding online novelist, has authored many novels. Her representative works include "Top Emperor of Martial Arts" and "Unparalleled Evil Monarch". Her novels have received high marks, and her ups and downs plot Attracted a lot of readers.
"The one hundred-some stories depict the important role ghosts played in the lives of the Chinese, as well as revealing a great deal about sex, revenge, transvestism, corruption, and other topics banned by Mei's puritanical mid-Qing society". -- Reference & Research Book News.
Ye Fei, who brought along his father's flying immortal from outer space, came to the continent after surviving for 500 years. Even though he was called an idiot by others, his family love and love made him truly feel the warmth of his family.
Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner. The material has been rearranged to make it easier to find and the new edition has been streamlined. It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations (ancient and modern) of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the myths were told. It also provides a cultural context so that readers can see how mythology has influenced the world and how it continues to influence society today.
An introduction to a millennium's worth of Chinese paintings features 400 classical works by more than 240 artists that represent their different historical periods, in a volume that offers insight into how Chinese art uniquely reflects cultural perspectives and the natural world. Original.