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Bruce Jun Fan Lee

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					Bruce Jun Fan Lee
Chinese Immigrants

• Chinese posed a direct threat to
  American republicanism, not to
  mention a mongrolization of the
  “race”

Chinese also compared to Indians and
 referred to as the “new barbarians.”
Chinese Exclusion

• In 1882, Congress passed the
  Chinese Exclusion Act, which
  made it unlawful for Chinese
  laborers to enter the country
  and declared Chinese already
  living in the United States
  ineligible for U.S. citizenship.
  (10 yrs)
• Chinese martial artist, philosopher,
  instructor, martial arts actor and the
  founder of the Jeet Kune Do combat form.

• The more likely explanation is that he
  came to be called "Little Dragon" because,
  according to the Chinese zodiac, he was
  born in the Year of the Dragon.

• He is widely regarded as the most
  influential martial artist of the twentieth
  century and a cultural icon
Entering America
• Mao Zedong, the creator of
  mainland China's unique brand of
  Communism, launched the Cultural
  Revolution. His aim was to rid China
  of all remnants of traditional thought
  so that it could radically modernize
  into a fully functioning Communist
  State. Persecution of Chinese
  traditions hit the field of Chinese
  martial arts and no one was safe.
Jeet Kune Do
• Lee decided to develop a system with an
  emphasis on "practicality, flexibility,
  speed, and efficiency". He started to use
  different methods of training such as
  weight training for strength, running for
  endurance, stretching for flexibility, and
  many others which he constantly adapted.
• Lee emphasized what he called "the style
  of no style". This consisted of getting rid of
  the formalized approach which Lee
  claimed was indicative of traditional
  styles.
• Kato in the TV series The Green Hornet.

• Lee had met karate champion Chuck Norris. In Way
  of the Dragon Lee introduced Norris to moviegoers
  as his opponent in the final death fight at the
  Colosseum in Rome, today considered one of Lee's
  most legendary fight scenes.

• In 1973, Lee played the lead role in Enter the
  Dragon, the first film to be produced jointly by
  Golden Harvest and Warner Bros. This film would
  skyrocket Lee to fame in the U.S. and Europe.

				
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