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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.

American who idolised Bruce Lee and trained at Shaolin writing star's biography

Matthew Polly knows about being an introvert and an extrovert. When it's suggested he must be an extrovert, he doesn't deny it but confesses he used to be a skinny, nerdy boy, always too shy and geeky to communicate.

Saturday, 20 April, 2013, 3:37am

Talking points

Defence ministry publishes white paper

16 Apr 2013 - 3:27am

Bruce Lee and the Hong Kong film industry

Hong Kong's studios have relied on the international market to bolster profits since its first golden age in the 1930s. Chinese communities in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and pre-1950 mainland China were the chief "foreign" consumers of Hong Kong's Mandarin, Cantonese and other productions, but distribution globally, apart from Chinatowns in the US, was elusive until the rise of kung fu in general and Bruce Lee in particular.

26 Mar 2013 - 10:13am

Enter the long-awaited Bruce Lee show

More than 100 items of memorabilia telling the life story of late kung fu legend Bruce Lee will go on display for the first time in July. The five-year Bruce Lee exhibition at the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin is the result of efforts by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department after a plan to convert the star's former home into a museum fell through.

14 Feb 2013 - 4:09am

Wong Kar-wai's Grandmaster premieres in Beijing

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai’s long-awaited martial arts film The Grandmaster was shown in public for the first time in Beijing on Sunday, after more than six years in production.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

City Digest, November 26, 2012

Tycoon wants to see Lee memorial in his life

26 Nov 2012 - 4:22am

What the local media says

Sunday, Apple Daily

Shenzhen retailers keep yuan low to draw HK customers

27 Oct 2012 - 3:14am

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

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.

24 Oct 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