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Kung Fu Stereotype

Kung Fu Panda textual analysis Kung fu panda is set in the Valley of Peace, where the people of the valley are threatened by the late arrival of the evil snow leopard, Tai Lung. An ancient prophecy states that a hero, also known as ‘the chosen one’ will appear out of nowhere to save the people in the valley, and the masters of martial arts have devised a competition in order to find this individual. However it is assumed that the chosen one will be a member of the Furious Five-the level-headed...

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Kung Fu Panda

Figuracion, Gabrielle Frances R. January 25, 2010 BSFT-2 FFP10-BD KUNG FU PANDA (A movie review) Many animated movies had been made and shown throughout the years. There were those who covered great animations, few were so-so, and most were two thumbs up. Being an animated film fan, I chose Kung Fu Panda for a movie review, although there are movies I have watched that are better than this. This is because some failed to internalize the lines or script...

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Interpersonal Communications Theories in Kung Fu Panda Movie

 MIDTERM PAPER ANALYSIS OF "KUNG FU PANDA" MOVIE SCENE APPLYING THEORIES AND CONCEPTS OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS Movie: Kung Fu Panda (2008) Scene (29:33"): Panda meets Master Oogway under the sacred peach tree of wisdom. Background: A panda, who was "accidentally" selected to become a "dragon warrior", the highest rank in his dreamy world of kunk fu, had been humiliated and discouraged from trying to become a kung fu warrior by the in-group members of the palace...

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Kungfu Dream

to do Kung Fu? Every time I turn on the television and start surfing channels, I can find some action movies. Those Kung Fu kicks and punches on the screen really catch my attention. Naturally I think about the stereotype: Does every Chinese know how to do Kung Fu? A stereotype is a simplified and standardized conception of a group of people. Yet, sometimes the stereotype is not accurate. There are not many Chinese people actually know how to do Kung Fu even though there are so many Kung Fu movies...

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The Influence of Buddhism in Chinese Martial Arts

played a major role in Chinese art and culture. This is especially true in the traditions that surround the art of Shaolin Kung-Fu, and their strong belief in Chan (Zen) Buddhism. Kung-Fu was Influenced by the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama and focuses heavily on the belief that enlightenment is attained through meditation. In this essay, Buddhism's influence on Shaolin Kung-Fu will be discussed, from how it started to how it thrives today in modern china. Michael Kampan O' Reilly states in Art...

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Hero's Journey

The Hero’s Journey—Kung Fu Panda Many people believe in heroes, who are selfless and willing to sacrifice themselves to benefit others. Heroes also exist in different cultures, and they usually represent courage and adventurous. According to Joseph Campbell’s theory, heroes in stories undergo a process called “The Hero’s Journey”, which is the classic plot structure of heroic stories, in order to achieve great deeds. Kung Fu Panda, a movie by the DreamWorks, demonstrates the theory of Hero’s Journey...

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Chinese martial arts

that make up what is kung fu. The arts also became a part of the concepts of Confucianism, as they were tied to the ideal things people should practice. This is why I think it is important to talk about Buddhism in terms of kung fu. Buddhism made its way to China from India as relations between the two countries grew.  However, it was the arrival of the Indian Buddhist monk, Bodhidarma, at the new Shaolin Temple, who official bought Buddhism to martial arts, particularly Kung fu. It said that Bodhidarma...

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Analyzing Hero Journey and Animal Myth

culture overtake everything in the world at the speed and intensity that no one would ever imagine before, myth has become the new pop culture as media create their own universal myths that almost everybody in this globalized era is able to relate to. Kung Fu Panda is a movie which the story is about hero journey and has archetype as the mythical elements that modern media have been creating. The researchers have not doing research yet about what is the director’s point of view while making this film....

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training is an evolution from Shaolin King Fu and Zen Buddhism teachings. Shaolin worship is open to anyone, anytime, and anywhere. They believe it is important to do good deeds. Built around 445 B.C., the famous Shaolin Temple sole purpose was to spread the teachings of Buddhism (Shaolin Temple, 2005). Shao stands for young and lin stands for forest, representing the land housing the temple. Monks lived in the temple studying Buddhism and practicing kung fu. The Shaolin temple is a little different...

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Kung Fu Panda

Po (Jack Black) is a sloppy, overweight but loveable Panda who dreams to be a kung-fu master one day. However, he seems to be stuck in a noodle shop run by his father, surprisingly a gentle goose, Mr. Ping (James Hong). He lives in a peaceful and loving village which is threatened when rumors circulate about the escape of the vicious snow leopard villain Tai Ling (Ian McShane). Kung-fu masters of the Jade Palace immediately announce the need to fulfill the ancient prophecy and select a Dragon Warrior...

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