Shaolin Temple (English-Chinese)
Adapted and illustrated by: Tsai Chih Chung
Translator: Brian Bruya
Order No. 6126
Publisher: Modern Publishing House
Pub Year: 2006
Language: English and Simplified Chinese
Size: 7.5 x 8.5
Part of The Traditional Chinese Culture series, this book is an illustrated adaptation of history and the originality of martial arts and knowledge of Shaolin school and Wudang Mountain school of martial arts. Collected and popularized by the immensely popular Chinese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung, the book brings an interesting introduction to martial arts for the reader of today through cartoon panels with a text that is irreverently humorous yet replete with wisdom. It is a great and easy tool to learn Chinese classics.
About the Traditional Chinese Culture Series:
The Traditional Chinese Culture series includes a total of 22 titles that features the great thinkers in Chinese history. The writings of early Chinese thinkers have influenced all facets of Chinese culture and society, from education to art, from politics and warfare to common etiquette. The popular comic book artist Tsai Chih Chung faithfully brought the wisdom of these classics to life with his uniquely charming illustrations.
Tsai Chih Chung is a world-renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and popularizer of Chinese classics whose books have sold more than 40 millions copies worldwide. He first came to prominence through his award-winning animated movies and his immensely popular daily comic strips. When he turned his hand to the classics after a prolonged period of self-education, they were acclaimed by critics and shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. His books have been published in America by Princeton University Press and Knopf, among others.
Brian Bruya is an established translator of Chinese classics and a professor of history & philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.A. in philosophy and Chinese from the University of Washington and his M.A. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has translated over 20 books by Tsai Chih Chung.
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 10 October, 2006.