By Matthew Polly

Invoice Bryson meets Bruce Lee during this raucously comic story of 1 scrawny American's quest to develop into a kung fu grasp at China's mythical Shaolin Temple.

Growing up a ninety-pound weakling suffering from bullies within the schoolyards of Kansas, younger Matthew Polly dreamed of 1 day traveling to the Shaolin Temple in China to turn into the hardest fighter on this planet, like Caine in his favourite Nineteen Seventies television sequence, Kung Fu. whereas in university, Matthew determined the time had come to pursue this quixotic dream ahead of it was once too past due. a lot to the dismay of his mom and dad, he dropped out of Princeton to spend years education with the mythical sect of priests who invented kung fu and Zen Buddhism.

Expecting to discover an remoted fortress populated through supernatural ascetics that he'd obvious in numerous badly dubbed chop-socky flicks, Matthew in its place came across a cheesy vacationer catch run via Communist celebration hacks. however the devoted priests nonetheless educated within the rigorous age-old battling forms—some even practising the "iron kung fu" self-discipline, within which extensive education could make a number of physique elements nearly indestructible (even the crotch). As Matthew grew in his wisdom of China and kung fu ability, he might come to symbolize the Temple in problem suits and foreign competitions, and finally the priests may settle for their new American start up as as regards to one among their very own as any Westerner had ever become.

Laced with humor and illuminated through cultural perception, American Shaolin is an unforgettable coming-of-age story of 1 younger man's trip into the traditional artwork of kung fu—and a humorous and poignant portrait of a quickly altering China.

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2006), S. 13. 140 Vgl. Gregory, A. (2003), S. 325. Zitiert nach McCall. 141 Vgl. Abele, C. (2006), Handelsblatt. 142 Trotz positiver Entwicklungen, die bspw. 146 Innovative und kreative Leistungen kamen dem Nutzen des Staates zugute. 149 Dies würde bspw. 2 Kennzeichnung weiterer ausgewählter Ursachen für die Schwierigkeiten bei der Implementierung des TRIPS-Abkommens in der VR China Es existieren noch eine Reihe anderer Hindernisse für eine effiziente Durchsetzung der Eigentumsrechte in China.

172 Vgl. Maskus, K. E. (2004), S. 65. 173 Vgl. Yu, P. (2005), S. 148. 174 Vgl. bspw. Liangya, C. (2004), S. 454 und Wang, G. (2005), S. 462. 175 Vgl. WTO (2005), Paragraph 14. 176 Vgl. Maskus, K. E. (2004), S. 60. Durchgeführt wurde die Befragung zwischen den Jahren 1998 und 2001. 177 Vgl. WTO (2003 b), S. 1. Dabei wird von China behauptet, dass Urheberrechte durch den Art. 39 Abs. 3 des chinesischen Urhebergesetzes stärker geschützt werden als es die minimalen Anforderungen des Art. 13 der Berner Übereinkunft verlangen.

Bender, T. (2006), S. 236. 244 Vgl. Regulations of the People’s Republic of China for Customs Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (2003), Art. 27 und Rules of the Customs of People’s Republic of China for Implementing the Regulations of People’s Republic of China on Customs Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (2004), Art. 30. 245 Vgl. Regulations of the People’s Republic of China for Customs Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (2003), Art. 27 und Rules of the Customs of People’s Republic of China for Implementing the Regulations of People’s Republic of China on Customs Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (2004), Art.

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