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Encyclopedia > Wong Fei Hung
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wong.
The tenth son of Wong Fei Hung said to most resemble Wong Fei Hung.
The tenth son of Wong Fei Hung said to most resemble Wong Fei Hung.

Wong Fei Hung (Traditional Chinese: 黃飛鴻; Simplified Chinese: 黄飞鸿; Pinyin: Huáng Fēihóng; Cantonese Yale: Wòhng Fēihùhng) (July 9, 1847March 25, 1924) was a healer, martial artist and revolutionary who became a Chinese folk hero often described as the "Chinese Robin Hood". Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Personal names in Chinese culture follow a number of conventions different from those of personal names in Western cultures. ... A Chinese surname, family name (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or clan name (氏; pinyin: shì), is one of the hundreds or thousands of family names that have been historically used by Han Chinese and Sinicized Chinese ethnic groups in mainland China, Taiwan, and among overseas Chinese communities. ... Image File history File links Wong_fei_hung. ... Image File history File links Wong_fei_hung. ... Traditional Chinese characters are one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Simplified Chinese characters (Simplified Chinese: 简体字; Traditional Chinese: 簡體字; pinyin: jiÇŽntǐzì; also Simplified Chinese: 简化字; Traditional Chinese: 簡化字; pinyin: jiÇŽnhuàzì) are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... Pinyin is a system of romanization (phonemic notation and transcription to Roman script) for Standard Mandarin, where pin means spell and yin means sound. The most common variant of pinyin in use is called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as scheme of the Chinese phonetic alphabet... The Yale romanizations are four systems created during World War II for use by United States military personnel. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... The xia (俠) is a righteous person who excels in personal combat and may use their armed expertise to serve social unfairness or injustice (鋤強扶弱). Xia could be roughly compared to chivalry and identified with the Western concept of knights and knighthood, although they are not strictly... From the Greek , in mythology and folklore, a hero (male) or heroine (female) usually fulfills the definitions of what is considered good and noble in the originating culture. ... Robin Hood memorial statue in Nottingham. ...


As a healer and medical doctor, he practiced and taught acupuncture and other forms of traditional Chinese medicine at his 'Po Chi Lam' (寶芝林) clinic in Foshan, where he was known for his compassion and policy of treating any patient. Acupuncture (from Lat. ... Traditional Chinese medicine shop in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. ... Foshan (Chinese: 佛山; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong province, Peoples Republic of China. ... It has been suggested that Idiot compassion be merged into this article or section. ...


A museum dedicated to Wong has been built in Foshan. Foshan (Chinese: 佛山; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong province, Peoples Republic of China. ...


Amongst Wong's most famous disciples were Lam Sai Wing, Leung Foon and Ling Wan Gai. He was also associated with Chi Su Hua, aka the Beggar So. Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...

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Life

Early years

Legend has it that Huang Fei Hung was born in Foshan on the ninth day in the seventh month of Daoguan twenty-seventh year (1847). When Wong was five, he began his study of martial arts under his father Wong Kei-Ying. As his family was poor, he always followed his father to Foshan and Guangzhou to do martial arts shows and sell medicines. Foshan (Chinese: 佛山; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Wong Kei-Ying (黃麒英) is best known as the father of the Chinese folk hero and martial arts master Wong Fei-Hung. ... Foshan (Chinese: 佛山; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Guangzhou is the capital and the sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in southern mainland China. ...


Huang began showing great potential. When he turned thirteen years old, he was giving a martial arts show at Douzhixiang, Foshan. There Wong Fei Hung met Lam Fuk-Sing (林福成), the first apprentice of Tit Kiu Saam, who taught him the "tour de force" of Iron Wire Fist and Sling, which helped him become a master of Hung Gar. Foshan (Chinese: 佛山; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong province, Peoples Republic of China. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Hung Gar, also called Hung Kuen or Hung Ga, is a southern Chinese martial art associated with the Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung, who was a master of Hung Gar. ... Home-made sling. ... Hung Gar, also called Hung Kuen or Hung Ga, is a southern Chinese martial art associated with the Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung, who was a master of Hung Gar. ...


When he was sixteen, Huang set up a martial arts school at Shuijiao, Diqipu, Xiguan, Guangdong, and then opened a medicine shop named 'Po Chi Lam' at Renan Street. By his early 20s, he was fast making his mark as a highly-respected physician and a martial arts alumnus. Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... Guangdong, often spelt as Kwangtung, is a province on the south coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Medicine is a branch of health science and the sector of public life concerned with maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, treatment and possible prevention of disease and injury. ...


Later years

As a famous martial arts master, he had many apprentices. He was successfully engaged by Jiming Provincial Commander-in-Chief Wu Quanmei and Liu Yongfu as the military medical officer, martial art general drillmaster, and Guangdong local military general drillmaster. He later followed Liu Youngfu to fight against the Japanese army in Taiwan. His life was full of frustration, and in his later years he experienced the loss of his son and the burning of Po Chi Lam. On lunar year, the twenty-fifth day of the third month in 1924, Wong Fei Hung died of illness in Guangdong Chengxi Fangbian Hospital. His wife and two of his prominent students (林世榮,鄧世瓊) moved to Hong Kong, where they continued teaching Huang's martial art. Wong became a legendary hero whose real-life story was mixed freely with fictional exploits on the printed page and onscreen. Japans honor guard often marches to greet the arrival of foreign dignitaries. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ...


As a martial artist

Huang was a master of the Chinese martial art Hung Gar. He systematized the predominant style of Hung Gar and choreographed its version of the famous Tiger Crane Paired Form Fist, which incorporates his "Ten Special Fist" techniques. Wong was famous for his skill with the technique known as the "No Shadow Kick". Chinese martial arts, often abbreviated as CMA, refers to the enormous variety of martial art styles native to China. ... Hung Gar, also called Hung Kuen or Hung Ga, is a southern Chinese martial art associated with the Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung, who was a master of Hung Gar. ... The no shadow kick (Chinese: ; pinyin: wúyǐngjiǎo) is a martial arts technique associated with the martial arts master Wong Fei Hung. ...


Huang Fei Hung also became adept at using weapons such as the wooden long staff and the southern tiger fork. Soon after, stories began circulating about his mastery of these weapons. One story recounts how he defeated a 30-man gang on the docks of Canton using the staff.


Huang is sometimes included in the Ten Tigers of Canton (ten of the top martial arts masters in Guangdong towards the end of the Qing Dynasty (16441912), a group to which his father Huang Kei Ying belonged). Ten Tigers of Canton (廣東十虎) were the top ten kung fu masters in Guangdong (Canton) around the end of the Qing dynasty. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Guangdong, often spelt as Kwangtung, is a province on the south coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Qing Dynasty (Chinese: ; pinyin: QÄ«ng cháo; Wade-Giles: Ching chao; Manchu: daicing gurun), occasionally known as the Manchu Dynasty, was a dynasty founded by the Manchu clan Aisin Gioro, in what is today northeast China, expanded into China and the surrounding territories, establishing the Empire... // Events February to August - Explorer Abel Tasmans second expedition for the Dutch East India Company maps the north coast of Australia. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Portrayal in modern media

Film

There was a Wong Fei Hung movie series in Hong Kong from the late 1940s into the 1960s; it consisted of 99 movies. The star, Kwan Tak Hing, gained the nickname "Master Wong" due to his participation in the series. Some sources claim that it is the most prolific movie series ever, and that Wong Fei Hung is the most-portrayed character in movie history. Wong Fei Hung has been played by both Jackie Chan (as a trouble-making youth in Drunken Master and Drunken Master II) and Jet Li (as an adult contending with European influence on China in the Once Upon a Time in China series and in the comic tale Last Hero in China). The character of Wong Fei Hong also appeared as a child (played by actress Tsang Sze-man) in the movie Iron Monkey alongside his father (played by Donnie Yen). This is a list of movie series that have more than two or three pictures in the series (i. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Kwan Tak Hing (born 1905 in Guandong, China, died 28 June 1996 in Hong Kong) was an actor who played the role of martial artist Wong Fei Hong in over 70 films between the 1940s and the 1980s. ... Chan Kong-Sang, also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung or Jackie Chan SBS (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, script writer, film producer, singer and former stunt performer. ... UK DVD cover Drunken Master (醉拳, Zui quan--literally Drunken Boxing) is a movie directed by Yuen Wo Ping, starring Jackie Chan and Hwang Jang-Lee, first released in 1978. ... Drunken Master II (Jui Kuen II) is a martial arts film directed by Lau Kar-Leung and starring Jackie Chan as Wong Fei Hung, a legendary Chinese folk hero. ... Jet Li (born Li Lianjie)is a Chinese martial artist, actor and action star. ... Once Upon a Time in China Region 4 DVD cover Once Upon a Time in China (武狀元黃飛鴻) is Hong Kong auteur Tsui Hark (徐克)s series of six movies about the famous kung fu master and Chinese hero Wong Fei Hung or (Huang Fei Hong) (黃飛鴻) (played by Jet Li (李連杰) in parts 1... Iron Monkey were a sludge metal band that formed in Nottingham, England in 1994. ... Wong Kei-Ying(Huang Chi-Ying in some translations) (黃麒英) is best known as the father of the Chinese folk hero and martial arts master Wong Fei-Hung. ... Donnie Yen (甄子丹, pinyin: Zhēn Zǐdān, born July 27, 1963), is a martial artist and a film actor. ...


Because it was used as the theme song of the films, the Chinese folk music "On the General's Orders" (將軍令) is now associated with Wong Fei Hung, as is "A Man Should Better Himself" (男兒當自強), arranged by the late Wong Jim to "On the General's Orders". Wong Jim, James Wong Jim M.Phil. ...


A short list of films portraying Wong Fei Hung is as follows:

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Others

The character of Lee Rekka from SNK's Last Blade series is based on Wong Fei Hung. Lee Rekka is a video game character in The Last Blade series. ... SNK Playmore (formerly SNK) is a Japanese video game hardware and software company. ... The Last Blade (月華の剣士: Gekka no Kenshi), or LB for short, is a series of video games created by SNK. The game takes place during the Bakumatsu era of Japan, and also has a take on Japanese mythology. ...


The lead character of Fei Fong Wong from the Squaresoft video game Xenogears is based off Wong Fei Hung. In the original Japanese version, Fei Fong Wong's name is written in Katakana: ウォン・フェイフォン (Won Feifon), exactly the same as how Wong Fei Hung's name is written in Japanese. Mistranslation got the video game character's name Fong instead of Hung. Xenogears (ゼノギアス Zenogiasu) is a role-playing game for the Sony PlayStation. ... Square Co. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a cultural phenomenon. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In author Will Thomas' third mystery novel, The Limehouse Text, his Victorian detective, Cyrus Barker, trained in Canton under Wong Fei Hung. Will Thomas (Born 1958 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania) is a novelist who writes a Victorian mystery series featuring Cyrus Barker, a Scottish detective or private enquiry agent, and his Welsh assistant, Thomas Llewelyn. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Ascension to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian Era of Great Britain marked the height of the British industrial revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ...


Stan Sakai has remarked that he would like to include Wong Fei Hung (or a character based heavily om him) in his long-running anthropomorphic comic series Usagi Yojimbo. Stan Sakai (born 1953) is a third-generation American of Japanese descent. ... Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ... Usagi Yojimbo book 11: Seasons Usagi Yojimbo (Literally Rabbit Bodyguard, Japanese kanji 兎用心棒 or phonetically うさぎようじんぼう usagi yōjinbō) is a comic book series created by Stan Sakai. ...


External links

  • Wong Fei Hung: The Man & the Legend - a comprehesive summary prepared by The Kung Fu Cinema
  • www.wongfeihung.com

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