Get this from a library! I am Jackie Chan: my life in action. [Long Cheng; Jeff Yang]. Jackie Chan is a martial arts superstar. The star of some 40 movies, for decades his adrenaline-charged moves won fans; in , with the release of Rumble in. I am about to jump." If you're a fan of action-adventure movies--with the accent on action--then you no doubt love watching Jackie Chan risk his life to create.
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I am Jackie Chan: my life in action. byCheng, Long, ; Yang, Jeff. Publication date Topics Cheng, Long, , Motion picture actors and actresses. I am Jackie Chan by Long Chʻeng, , Ballantine Books edition, 1 edition of I am Jackie Chan found in the catalog. my life in action. I Am Jackie Chan book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. As one of the biggest stars to burst into U.S. theaters, Jackie C.
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I am Jackie Chan
Write a review Rate this item: Preview this item Preview this item. I am Jackie Chan: Long Cheng ; Jeff Yang Publisher: New York: Motion picture actors and actresses.
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Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Biography Additional Physical Format: Print version: Cheng, Long, I am Jackie Chan. In The Return of Tarzan, Arabs are "surly looking" and call Christians "dogs", while blacks are "lithe, ebon warriors, gesticulating and jabbering".
One could make an equal argument that when it came to blacks that Burroughs was simply depicting unwholesome characters as unwholesome and the good ones in a better light as in Chapter 6 of Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar where Burroughs writes of Mugambi, " A Swede has "a long yellow moustache, an unwholesome complexion, and filthy nails", and Russians cheat at cards. The aristocracy except the House of Greystoke and royalty are invariably effete.
For example, in Tarzan's Quest , while the depiction of Africans remains relatively primitive , they are portrayed more individualistically, with a greater variety of character traits positive and negative , while the main villains are white people.
Burroughs never loses his distaste for European royalty, though. However Thomas F. Bertonneau writes about Burroughs' "conception of the feminine that elevates the woman to the same level as the man and that—in such characters as Dian of the Pellucidar novels or Dejah Thoris of the Barsoom novels—figures forth a female type who corresponds neither to desperate housewife, full-lipped prom-date, middle-level careerist office-manager, nor frowning ideological feminist-professor, but who exceeds all these by bounds in her realized humanity and in so doing suggests their insipidity.
His heroes do not engage in violence against women or in racially motivated violence. In Tarzan of the Apes, details of a background of suffering experienced at the hands of whites by Mbonga's "once great" people are repeatedly told with evident sympathy, and in explanation or even justification of their current animosity toward whites.
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Although the character of Tarzan does not directly engage in violence against women, feminist scholars have critiqued the presence of other sympathetic male characters who do with Tarzan's approval. According to James Loewen 's Sundown Towns, this may be a vestige of Burroughs' having been from Oak Park, Illinois , a former Sundown town a town that forbids non-whites from living within it.
There she describes how various people of the time either challenged or upheld the idea that "civilization" is predicated on white masculinity. She closes with a chapter on 's Tarzan of the Apes because the story's protagonist is, according to her, the ultimate male by the standards of white America. Bederman does note that Tarzan, "an instinctivily chivalrous Anglo-Saxon", does not engage in sexual violence, renouncing his "masculine impulse to rape.
Bederman, in fact, reminds readers that when Tarzan first introduces himself to Jane, he does so as "Tarzan, the killer of beasts and many black men.
When he leaves the jungle and sees "civilized" Africans farming, his first instinct is to kill them just for being black.
Tarzan's lynchings thus prove him the superior man.
Wells , Bederman states that, in all probability, Burroughs was not trying to make any kind of statement or echo any of them. Tarzan is a white European male who grows up with apes.
According to "Taking Tarzan Seriously" by Marianna Torgovnick, Tarzan is confused with the social hierarchy that he is a part of.
Unlike everyone else in his society, Tarzan is the only one who is not clearly part of any social group. All the other members of his world are not able to climb or decline socially because they are already part of a social hierarchy which is stagnant.
Turgovnick writes that since Tarzan was raised as an ape, he thinks and acts like an ape. However, instinctively he is human and he resorts to being human when he is pushed to. The reason of his confusion is that he does not understand what the typical white male is supposed to act like.
I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action
His instincts eventually kick in when he is in the midst of this confusion, and he ends up dominating the jungle. In Tarzan, the jungle is a microcosm for the world in general in to the early s. Furthermore, Turgovnick writes that when Tarzan first meets Jane, she is slightly repulsed but also fascinated by his animal-like actions. As the story progresses, Tarzan surrenders his knife to Jane in an oddly chivalrous gesture, which makes Jane fall for Tarzan despite his odd circumstances.
Turgovnick believes that this displays an instinctual, civilized chivalry that Burrough believes is common in white men.
In some instances, the estate managed to prevent publication of such works. The most notable example in the United States was a series of five novels by the pseudonymous "Barton Werper" that appeared —65 by Gold Star Books part of Charlton Comics.No trivia or quizzes yet. Nov 01, D. The last third of the book, about Jackie Chan's rise to success, is interesting.
Reading about Jackie's youth in a Chinese opera school is eye-opening. Chan was beaten a lot, hungry most of the time, and This is vastly superior to the typical celebrity biography. I could learn everything I needed to right here at home.
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