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postgraduate thesis: Virtuous fist and healing hands : a study of Chinese martial art school cum bone setting clinic as a combined intangible cultural heritage of Hong Kong

TitleVirtuous fist and healing hands : a study of Chinese martial art school cum bone setting clinic as a combined intangible cultural heritage of Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Yuen, M. [阮文倩]. (2014). Virtuous fist and healing hands : a study of Chinese martial art school cum bone setting clinic as a combined intangible cultural heritage of Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5347116
AbstractThe scope of this dissertation covers two intangible cultural practices of the Chinese traditions: martial art and bone setting. The research will be on the combination of these two practices in the context of Hong Kong.    Martial art through a system of apprenticeship, aims at passing the traditional techniques to the apprentice; and bone setting is a trade intending to help and cure people. They are traditionally human-oriented but not profit-oriented. The combined martial art school and bone setting clinic of Master Wong Fei-hung (黃飛鴻) is a perfect example. Master Wong Fei-hung is one of the most impressive Chinese martial art practitioners in the recent Chinese history and culture. He has a remarkable status in the practice of Chinese martial art cum bone setting in Southern China, who is also a hero in many people’s eyes. As this dissertation is about the intangible cultural heritage of martial art and bone setting, a well-known character in the recent Chinese history has therefore been selected to showcase the macro significance of this heritage. Through Master Wong, who practiced martial art and bone setting, the relationship between martial art and bone setting can be more clearly explained.    The focus of this dissertation will be on the practice of this living heritage via a martial art Master cum bone setter, Master Li Chan-wo (李燦窩師父), as a case study. The reason for applying Master Li as the case study in this dissertation is that he is the student of Master Wong's wife (Master Mok Kwai-lan), from whom he inherited the martial art and bone setting techniques. This background and connection could help enrich the findings of this research and increase the credibility of the research findings in this dissertation. Whether this tradition of martial art school cum bone setting clinic can be preserved, it rests on how well we respect our living heritage.
DegreeMaster of Science in Conservation
SubjectClinics - China - Hong Kong
Martial arts schools - China - Hong Kong
Dept/ProgramConservation
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/208078

 

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dc.contributor.authorYuen, Man-sin-
dc.contributor.author阮文倩-
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-09T23:11:26Z-
dc.date.available2015-02-09T23:11:26Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationYuen, M. [阮文倩]. (2014). Virtuous fist and healing hands : a study of Chinese martial art school cum bone setting clinic as a combined intangible cultural heritage of Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5347116-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/208078-
dc.description.abstractThe scope of this dissertation covers two intangible cultural practices of the Chinese traditions: martial art and bone setting. The research will be on the combination of these two practices in the context of Hong Kong.    Martial art through a system of apprenticeship, aims at passing the traditional techniques to the apprentice; and bone setting is a trade intending to help and cure people. They are traditionally human-oriented but not profit-oriented. The combined martial art school and bone setting clinic of Master Wong Fei-hung (黃飛鴻) is a perfect example. Master Wong Fei-hung is one of the most impressive Chinese martial art practitioners in the recent Chinese history and culture. He has a remarkable status in the practice of Chinese martial art cum bone setting in Southern China, who is also a hero in many people’s eyes. As this dissertation is about the intangible cultural heritage of martial art and bone setting, a well-known character in the recent Chinese history has therefore been selected to showcase the macro significance of this heritage. Through Master Wong, who practiced martial art and bone setting, the relationship between martial art and bone setting can be more clearly explained.    The focus of this dissertation will be on the practice of this living heritage via a martial art Master cum bone setter, Master Li Chan-wo (李燦窩師父), as a case study. The reason for applying Master Li as the case study in this dissertation is that he is the student of Master Wong's wife (Master Mok Kwai-lan), from whom he inherited the martial art and bone setting techniques. This background and connection could help enrich the findings of this research and increase the credibility of the research findings in this dissertation. Whether this tradition of martial art school cum bone setting clinic can be preserved, it rests on how well we respect our living heritage.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.lcshClinics - China - Hong Kong-
dc.subject.lcshMartial arts schools - China - Hong Kong-
dc.titleVirtuous fist and healing hands : a study of Chinese martial art school cum bone setting clinic as a combined intangible cultural heritage of Hong Kong-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5347116-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Science in Conservation-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineConservation-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5347116-

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