Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer
October 28, 2012
ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presents Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer Step into the extraordinary life of a Chinese immigrant who achieved the American dream. This biography follows a boy who learns the value of hard work and perseverance through kung fu training. He escapes the harshness of political oppression, bravely ventures out and embraces opportunity in a new land. The highly recognized Grandmaster Pui Chan is one of the pioneers responsible for bringing traditional kung fu to America. He built the first U.S. kung fu temple and leads an international martial arts system. Pui’s daughter, Mimi Chan, confronts the challenges of trying to keep tradition alive in a modernized era.
Special guest appearance by director Mimi Chan and Grandmaster Pui Chan.