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Eight Immortals

The Eight Immortals are a group of legendary xian ("immortals; transcendents; saints") in Chinese mythology. [1]

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Andy Seto

Andy Seto (司徒劍僑 Mandarin: Sītú Jiànqiáo, 3 June 1969) is a comic artist who specializes in martial-arts based stories.

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Baduanjin qigong

The Baduanjin qigong(八段錦) is one of the most common forms of Chinese qigong used as exercise.

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BaYingQuan

BaYingQuan or ba ying quan translates as "Eight Shadows Fist /Style".

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Bohai Sea

Bohai Sea, also known as Bohai Gulf, Bohai, or Bo Hai (渤海, lit. Bo-Sea), is the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea on the coast of Northeastern and North China.

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Cao Guojiu

Cao Guojiu, literally Imperial Uncle Cao, is a Chinese mythological figure and one of the Eight Immortals in the Taoist pantheon.

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Celadon

Celadon is a term for ceramics denoting both a type of glaze and a ware of celadon (color).

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Chinese culture

Chinese culture is one of the world's oldest cultures.

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Chinese martial arts

Chinese martial arts, which are called kung fu or wushu, are a number of fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in China.

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Chinese mythology

Chinese mythology refers to those myths found in the historical geographic area of China: these include myths in Chinese and other languages, as transmitted by Han Chinese as well as other ethnic groups (of which fifty-six are officially recognized by the current administration of China).

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Chinese proverb

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Collective Man

The Collective Man (Sun, Chang, Ho, Lin, and Han Tao-Yu) is a fictional character, a Chinese superhero in the Marvel Comics universe.

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Drunken Master

Drunken Master is a 1978 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping, and starring Jackie Chan, Yuen Siu-tien, and Hwang Jang Lee.

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Eight Immortals of Huainan

The Eight Immortals of Huainan (淮南八仙; pinyin: Huáinán bāxiān), also known as the Eight Gentlemen (八公 bāgōng), were the eight scholars under the patronage of Liu An (劉安 Liú Ān), the prince of Huainan during the Western Han Dynasty.

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Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix

Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix is an action-adventure game developed by Kronos Digital Entertainment and published by Eidos Interactive for the PlayStation.

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Feng Shui (role-playing game)

Feng Shui is a martial arts-themed role-playing game, designed by Robin Laws, published first by Daedalus Entertainment and now by Atlas Games.

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Han dynasty

The Han dynasty was the second imperial dynasty of China, preceded by the Qin dynasty (221–207 BC) and succeeded by the Three Kingdoms period (220–280 AD). Spanning over four centuries, the Han period is considered a golden age in Chinese history. To this day, China's majority ethnic group refers to itself as the "Han people" and the Chinese script is referred to as "Han characters". It was founded by the rebel leader Liu Bang, known posthumously as Emperor Gaozu of Han, and briefly interrupted by the Xin dynasty (9–23 AD) of the former regent Wang Mang. This interregnum separates the Han dynasty into two periods: the Western Han or Former Han (206 BC – 9 AD) and the Eastern Han or Latter Han (25–220 AD). The emperor was at the pinnacle of Han society. He presided over the Han government but shared power with both the nobility and appointed ministers who came largely from the scholarly gentry class. The Han Empire was divided into areas directly controlled by the central government using an innovation inherited from the Qin known as commanderies, and a number of semi-autonomous kingdoms. These kingdoms gradually lost all vestiges of their independence, particularly following the Rebellion of the Seven States. From the reign of Emperor Wu onward, the Chinese court officially sponsored Confucianism in education and court politics, synthesized with the cosmology of later scholars such as Dong Zhongshu. This policy endured until the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911 AD. The Han dynasty was an age of economic prosperity and saw a significant growth of the money economy first established during the Zhou dynasty (c. 1050–256 BC). The coinage issued by the central government mint in 119 BC remained the standard coinage of China until the Tang dynasty (618–907 AD). The period saw a number of limited institutional innovations. To pay for its military campaigns and the settlement of newly conquered frontier territories, the government nationalized the private salt and iron industries in 117 BC, but these government monopolies were repealed during the Eastern Han period. Science and technology during the Han period saw significant advances, including papermaking, the nautical steering rudder, the use of negative numbers in mathematics, the raised-relief map, the hydraulic-powered armillary sphere for astronomy, and a seismometer employing an inverted pendulum. The Xiongnu, a nomadic steppe confederation, defeated the Han in 200 BC and forced the Han to submit as a de facto inferior partner, but continued their raids on the Han borders. Emperor Wu of Han (r. 141–87 BC) launched several military campaigns against them. The ultimate Han victory in these wars eventually forced the Xiongnu to accept vassal status as Han tributaries. These campaigns expanded Han sovereignty into the Tarim Basin of Central Asia, divided the Xiongnu into two separate confederations, and helped establish the vast trade network known as the Silk Road, which reached as far as the Mediterranean world. The territories north of Han's borders were quickly overrun by the nomadic Xianbei confederation. Emperor Wu also launched successful military expeditions in the south, annexing Nanyue in 111 BC and Dian in 109 BC, and in the Korean Peninsula where the Xuantu and Lelang Commanderies were established in 108 BC. After 92 AD, the palace eunuchs increasingly involved themselves in court politics, engaging in violent power struggles between the various consort clans of the empresses and empress dowagers, causing the Han's ultimate downfall. Imperial authority was also seriously challenged by large Daoist religious societies which instigated the Yellow Turban Rebellion and the Five Pecks of Rice Rebellion. Following the death of Emperor Ling (r. 168–189 AD), the palace eunuchs suffered wholesale massacre by military officers, allowing members of the aristocracy and military governors to become warlords and divide the empire. When Cao Pi, King of Wei, usurped the throne from Emperor Xian, the Han dynasty ceased to exist.

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Han Xiangzi

Han Xiangzi, courtesy name Qingfu or Beizhu, is a Chinese mythological figure and one of the Eight Immortals in the Taoist pantheon.

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He Xiangu

He Xiangu, birth name He Qiong, is a Chinese mythological figure and one of the Eight Immortals in the Taoist pantheon.

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Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan, SBS, MBE (born Chan Kong-sang, 生; 7 April 1954) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer.

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Jackie Chan Adventures

Jackie Chan Adventures is an American animated television series starring the adventures of a fictionalized version of action film star Jackie Chan.

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Jin dynasty (1115–1234)

The Jin dynasty (Jurchen: Anchun Gurun); Manchu: Aisin Gurun; Khitan language: Nik, Niku; Altan Ulus; 1115–1234), officially the Great Jin, also known as the Jurchen dynasty, was founded by the Wanyan clan of the Jurchen people, the ancestors of the Manchu people who established the Qing dynasty some 500 years later. The name is sometimes written as Kin to differentiate it from an earlier Jìn dynasty of China whose name is identically spelled using the Latin alphabet. The Jurchen tribes were united by the chieftain and later first Jin emperor, Wanyan Aguda, who overthrew the Khitan Liao dynasty. During the reign of Aguda's successor, the Jin declared war against the Song dynasty and conquered much of northern China. The Song were forced to flee south of Yangtze River. The Jin dynasty fell after their defeat against the rising Mongol Empire, a steppe confederation that had formerly been a Jurchen vassal.

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Jinn

Jinn (الجن), also romanized as djinn or anglicized as genies, are supernatural creatures in early Arabian and later Islamic mythology and theology.

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Lan Caihe

Lan Caihe is a Chinese mythological figure and one of the Eight Immortals in the Taoist pantheon.

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Lü Dongbin

Lü Dongbin (born 796) was a Tang Dynasty Chinese scholar and poet who has been elevated to the status of an immortal in the Chinese cultural sphere, worshipped especially by the Taoists.

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Legend of the Eight Immortals

Legend of the Eight Immortals is a Singaporean television series based on stories about the Eight Immortals in Chinese mythology and adapted from the Ming dynasty novel Dong You Ji (东游记) by Wu Yuantai (吴元泰).

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Li Tieguai

Li Tieguai, also known as Tieguai Li (lit. "Iron Crutch Li"), is a Chinese mythological figure and one of the Eight Immortals in the Taoist pantheon.

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Ma Zhiyuan

Ma Zhiyuan (c. 1250–1321), courtesy name Dongli (東籬), was a Chinese poet and celebrated playwright, a native of Dadu (大都, present-day Beijing) during the Yuan Dynasty.

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Ming dynasty

The Ming dynasty, or the Great Ming, also called the Empire of the Great Ming, was the ruling dynasty of China for 276 years (1368–1644) following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty.

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Mount Penglai

Penglai is a legendary land of Chinese mythology.

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Ocean

An ocean (the sea of classical antiquity) is a body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere.

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Painting

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface (support base).

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Peaches of Immortality

In Chinese mythology, Peaches of Immortality are consumed by the immortals due to their mystic virtue of conferring longevity on all who eat them.

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Qigong

Qigong, qi gong, chi kung, or chi gung is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for health, spirituality, and martial arts training.

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Qing dynasty

The Qing dynasty, officially the Great Qing, also called the Empire of the Great Qing, or the Manchu dynasty, was the last imperial dynasty of China, ruling from 1644 to 1912 with a brief, abortive restoration in 1917.

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Sanxing (deities)

The Sanxing (三星 "Three Stars"), who are Fu, Lu, and Shou, or Cai, Zi and Shou (財子壽), are the personified ideas of Prosperity (Fu), Status (Lu), and Longevity (Shou) in the Chinese traditional religion.

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Sculpture

Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions.

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Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the ''Lion City'', the ''Garden City'', and the ''Red Dot'', is a leading global city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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Song dynasty

The Song dynasty was an era of Chinese history that began in 960 and continued until 1279.

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Styles of Chinese martial arts

There are hundreds of different styles of Chinese martial arts, each with their own sets of techniques and ideas.

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Sun Wukong

Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King, is a main character in the Chinese classical novel Journey to the West.

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Tang dynasty

The Tang dynasty, was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.

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Taoism

Taoism (sometimes Daoism) is a philosophical, ethical or religious tradition of Chinese origin, or faith of Chinese exemplification, that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (also romanized as ''Dao'').

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The Forbidden Kingdom

The Forbidden Kingdom (Gong Fu Zhi Wang (Mandarin) or Gung Fu Ji Wong (Cantonese) and translated King of Kung Fu (English); Working title: The J & J Project) is a 2008 Chinese-American martial arts film written by John Fusco, and directed by Rob Minkoff, and starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

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The Immortal Iron Fist

The Immortal Iron Fist was a comic book series published by Marvel Comics and starring the superhero Iron Fist.

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Writing

Writing is a medium of human communication that represents language and emotion through the inscription or recording of signs and symbols.

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X-Men

The X-Men are a fictional team of superheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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Xi'an

Xi'an, formerly romanized as Sian, is the capital of Shaanxi province, located in the northwest of the People's Republic of China, in the center of the Guanzhong Plain.

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Xian (Taoism)

Xian is a Chinese word for an enlightened person, translatable in English as.

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Xorn

Xorn is a fictional character published by Marvel Comics.

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Yuan dynasty

The Yuan dynasty, officially the Great Yuan (Mongolian:, Yehe Yuan Ulus), was the empire or ruling dynasty established by Kublai Khan, leader of the Mongolian Borjigin clan.

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Yueyang Tower

Yueyang Tower is an ancient Chinese tower in Yueyang, Hunan Province, on the shore of Lake Dongting.

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Zhang Guolao

Zhang Guolao is a Chinese mythological figure and one of the Eight Immortals in the Taoist pantheon.

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Zhongli Quan

Zhongli Quan, courtesy name Jidao, is a Chinese mythological figure and one of the Eight Immortals in the Taoist pantheon.

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Zui quan

Zui quan (drunken fist) is a general name for all the styles of Chinese martial arts that imitate a drunkard.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Immortals

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