Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was a Chinese American martial arts expert and movie star best known for films including Enter The Dragon and Game Of Death. Born on November 27, 1940 in San Francisco, he was the son of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-Chuen. Lee returned to Hong Kong at three months old and was raised in Kowloon, where as a child he appeared in several films. In his late teens he moved to the United States where he began teaching martial arts, eventually moving into films. Lee is widely credited with changing the perceptions of Asians in Hollywood movies, as well as founding the martial art of Jeet Kune Do. Lee died in Kowloon Tong on July 20, 1973 aged 32 from acute cerebral edema.

Bruce Lee's former house in Kowloon Tong to go on sale

Bruce Lee's former residence on Cumberland Road. Photo: Felix Wong

Kung fu legend Bruce Lee’s former residence in Kowloon Tong will be put up for sale after a plan to turn the property into a museum dedicated to the icon failed.

Wednesday, 24 October, 2012, 4:00pm

Secrets of a self-styled icon

With a name like hers, it's fortunate that Elle 'Icon' Lee is tall, slim and feminine. 'People must wonder who I think I am,' she says, explaining that she came up with her middle name when searching for a Twitter handle. 'As my name is so common, I decided I'd be the 'iconic' Elle Lee. I laugh about it.'

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Treasure trove of the past

While many people think that old things have little value and should be forgotten, a group of secondary students at Sha Tin Methodist College believe otherwise.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The physics behind Bruce Lee's one-inch punch

A cheeky boy no older than 10 high-fived me as I strolled around the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina a fortnight ago.

Then he mimicked a Bruce Lee move. That was not uncommon, as boys in the Balkans, where I travelled to recently, seemed to think every Chinese man is somehow related to Bruce Lee. They then mimic that universally famous 'one-inch punch'.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Childhood days with 'Big Brother' Bruce Lee

Robert Wang Wei-han may have rubbed shoulders with some of Hong Kong's most powerful tycoons for years, but none of them was as famous as the man with whom he went to school - Bruce Lee.

The movie star, four years older than Wang, was a loner who did not mix with the other pupils at La Salle College, which was then located at Perth Street, Ho Man Tin.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Pair jailed for plotting to stab martial arts master

Two men who plotted a knife attack on banker and wing chun martial arts master Checkley Sin Kwok-lam have been jailed.

Delivery worker Ling Chi-yip, 38, and unemployed Wong Chi-wa, 41, had earlier pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to wound.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Large as life

Wilson Shieh Ka-ho usually spends Monday to Saturday drawing or painting in his Fo Tan studio. Since the end of January, however, he's taken up residency at Central's Osage gallery for 'Wilson Shieh Live in SoHo'.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Temporary Bruce Lee exhibit may open in 2013

A planned five-year museum exhibition on late kung fu legend Bruce Lee received approval from a lawmakers' panel yesterday, bringing the HK$24.8 million plan to commemorate the movie star closer to fruition.

The exhibition, which will cover 650 square metres, is intended to be staged at the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin, hopefully from the first half of next year.

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


Tough times require an able leader

In the 50 years that I have lived in Hong Kong, I have never taken local politics very seriously due to the complex nature of the governance procedure, firstly under British rule and its civil service, and then later with the obvious and necessary relationship with China.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Film (1978)

Game of Death Bruce Lee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Director: Robert Clouse/Bruce Lee

The recent announcement that Seattle was planning to open a Bruce Lee museum before Hong Kong was almost shocking, highlighting once again our city's strange lack of interest in our home-grown talent.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

BOOK (1975)

Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee Ohara Publications

Like the myth of the dragon in Chinese life and literature, the Bruce Lee legend is steeped in mystery. This book - said to be the world's best-selling on martial arts - offers a glimpse into Lee's probing mind.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Bruce Lee (below) would have celebrated his 71st birthday today had he not died at the age of 32, probably due to an allergic reaction to painkillers. The inventor of the one-inch knockout punch achieved a striking speed, from a distance of three feet and with his hands by his sides, of five-hundredths of a second.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Kung fu star honoured

Along with announcing measures for increasing public housing, improving building safety and the environment, and setting up transport subsidies for the elderly, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen made one announcement in his annual policy speech that delighted film fans. He said the government would set up a gallery in honour of Bruce Lee, the late martial arts movie star.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Policy Briefs

Paternity leave studied

The government will consider granting male civil servants paid paternity leave. It will also consider whether to make this provision a statutory requirement for all employers, not just the government. Out of 157,000 civil servants, about 100,000 are male. On average, 2,700 of their wives have given birth every year in the past three years.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Bruce Lee name card sells for HK$30,000

An auction of Bruce Lee memorabilia raised a total of HK1.78 million in Hong Kong yesterday.

And even one of the tiniest lots on offer - a business card - sold for HK$30,000 at the auction at Phila China in Wan Chai.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am