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American Shaolin

flying kicks, buddhist monks, and the legend of iron crotch : an odyssey in the new China

by Matthew Polly

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Published by Gotham Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Polly, Matthew,
  • Shao lin si (Dengfeng Xian, China),
  • Martial arts -- China

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMatthew Polly.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV1100.7.A2 P65 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination366 p. :
    Number of Pages366
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17909143M
    ISBN 109781592402625
    LC Control Number2006025384

    Laced with humor and illuminated by cultural insight, American Shaolin is an unforgettable coming-of-age tale of one young man's journey into the ancient art of kung fu - and a funny and poignant portrait of a rapidly changing China.   Directed by Lucas Lowe. With Trent Bushey, Kim Chan, Reese Madigan, Daniel Dae Kim. After being humiliated in the ring by a dirty kickboxer who pulled down his shorts and then hit him, a martial arts master decides to travel to China and enter a monastery where he may learn the Shaolin form of fighting. The film then veers into "Karate Kid" territory where the /10(K).

    Polly wrote about his experiences studying kung fu at the Shaolin Temple in Henan, China for his first book, American Shaolin (Penguin, ). He then trained in mixed martial arts for his follow-up, Tapped Out (Gotham, ). American Shaolin is the story of the two years Matthew spent in China living, studying, and performing with the Shaolin monks. The Chinese term for tough training is chi ku ("eating bitter"), and Matthew quickly learned to appreciate the : Polly, Matthew.

    Matthew Polly is the author of the national bestseller American Shaolin, which The Boston Globe called “an original and insightful book,” and journalist Dan Rather called “a wonderful true-life story with profound, behind-the-headlines observations about Chinese life.” A Princeton University graduate and Rhodes Scholar, Polly’s work has appeared in Esquire, The Nation, and Playboy/5(23). American Shaolin is the engaging memoir of a young American, Matt Polly, who goes to China in the early s to study martial arts with the Shaolin monks. It's the dawn of the new China, shortly after the Tiananmen massacre, and Polly observes the stirrings of the massive energy being unleashed.


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American Shaolin by Matthew Polly Download PDF EPUB FB2

American Shaolin is the story of the two years Matthew spent in China living, studying, and performing with the Shaolin monks. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required/5().

His first book, American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch; An Odyssey in the New China, was published in February of A Princeton University graduate and Rhodes Scholar, his work has 4/5. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.

American Shaolin is a true adventure. The story is a first hand account of a young American who is out to find the essence of Chinese martial arts.

Few foreigners up to that time had access to the Shaolin temple and even fewer had the opportunity to “eat bitter” along with Chinese students of his own generation. About the Author American Shaolin book Polly is the author of the national bestseller  American Shaolin, which The Boston Globe called “an original and insightful book,” and journalist Dan Rather called “a wonderful true-life story with profound, behind /5(40).

“I loved American Shaolin.”—PJ American Shaolin book “An original and insightful book.”—Boston Globe “Polly is an easy amateur to root for.”—Entertainment Weekly “It takes a special kind of person to leave the comforts of Princeton University and move to /5(90).

Authentic Shaolin Book /Original edition: Tanjin, China, Translated from Chinese in - / The book was written in with blessing and direct participation of.

the Abbot of the Shaolin Monastery Reverend Miao Xing nicknamed "Golden Arhat" Jin Jing Zhong: "We collected all we had seen and heard, we gathered ancient manuscripts. American Shaolin Quotes Showing of 24 “It is difficult for my fellow countrymen who have never lived abroad to understand that until a foreign man is about sixty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he'd like to punch an American in the face.

American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China | Polly, Matthew | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon/5(87). Matthew Polly is the national bestselling author of American Shaolin, Tapped Out and Bruce Lee: A Life.

A Princeton University graduate and Rhodes Scholar, he spent two years studying kung fu at the Shaolin Temple in Henan, China. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Esquire, Slate, Playboy, and The Nation. He is a fellow at Yale.

"American Shaolin" tells the true story of a young American man called Matt who decides to travel to China to learn kung fu at the Shaolin Temple. He wants to change a list of things that he thinks is wrong with him. When he arrives at Shaolin it is not everything he expected, but he is determined to see it through.

The book de-mythifies China, kungfu masters, and the male psyche, so I’d be surprised if you didn’t like American Shaolin. Warning: the book is not even remotely similar to Kung Fu, the television series.

Laced with humor and illuminated by cultural insight, American Shaolin is an unforgettable coming-of-age tale of one young man's journey into the ancient art of kung fu—and a funny and poignant portrait of a rapidly changing China.

Polly wrote about his experiences in China in American Shaolin, published in by Gotham in the US (ISBN ) and by Abacus in the UK.

[2] Inhe authored and published the biography of Bruce Lee titled Bruce Lee: A mater: Princeton University. American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the The raucously funny story of one young American's quest to become the baddest dude on the planet (and possibly find inner peace along the way) Growing up a ninety-eight-pound weakling tormented by bullies in the schoolyards of Kansas, Matthew Polly Author: Bookrags.

Laced with humor and illuminated by cultural insight, American Shaolin is an unforgettable coming-of-age tale of one young man's journey into the ancient art of kung fuand a funny and poignant portrait of a rapidly changing China.

Matthew Polly is the author of the national bestseller American Shaolin, which The Boston Globe called “an original and insightful book,” and journalist Dan Rather called “a wonderful true-life story with profound, behind-the-headlines observations about Chinese life.”.

Then along came Matthew Polly who wrote American Shaolin, a book that sets it all out with the purpose and prose of a Plato’s Republic.

Albeit unintentionally. Albeit unintentionally. The book. The book covers his experiences over the next two years living and training with the Shaolin monks. Along with his rigorous kungfu training, Polly also has to adjust to life as a laowai (foreigner) in rural China where many locals have never seen an American before.

American Shaolin is one of those timeless stories about self discovery. Only this story involves an awkward American college student who decides to drop everything and move to the remote Shaolin Monastery in China.

Matthew Polly's journey is hilarious and painful at /5(54). American Shaolin Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Internet Archive Books.

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