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Tan Xiujun title Wushu booktitle Handbook of Chinese Popular Culture pages 155–168 publisher Greenwood Publishing Group year 1994 id 9780313278082 Wuxia or "martial arts fiction" is a popular genre which emerged in the early 20th century and peaked in popularity during the 1960s to 1980s. Wuxia films were produced from the 1920s. The Kuonmintang suppressed wuxia, accusing it of promoting superstition and violent anarchy. Because of this, wuxia came to flourish in British Hong Kong, and the genre of kung fu movie in Hong Kong action cinema became wildly popular, coming to international attention from the 1970s. The genre declined somewhat during the 1980s, and in the late 1980s the Hong Kong film industry underwent a drastic decline, even before Hong Kong was handed to the People's Republic in 1997. Major ''' Raja Aziz Bhatti''' (1928 - September 10, 1965) Major Raja Aziz Bhatti,Pakistan Army. Retrieved 09 June 2010 (Punjabi (Punjabi language), or 支聯會. is a pro-democratic organization that was established on 21 May 1989 in the then British colony of Hong Kong (British Hong Kong) during the demonstration for the students protest in Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Square protest of 1989) in Beijing. The aims of the organization are supporting patriotic democratic movements in China, putting an end to the current one-party dictatorship (single-party state) established by the Communist Party of China, and building a democratic China. It has become the largest grassroots pro-democracy advocacy group in Hong Kong, comprising over 200 base-level members from labour, councillor offices, religious, students, women and political commentary interest groups. Every year, the Alliance holds "Vindicate 4 June and Relay the Torch" activity in Victoria Park (Victoria Park, Hong Kong). According to the organizers, the 20th anniversary commemorations in Victoria Park, Hong Kong, held on 4 June 2009 was attended by over 150,000 people. http: www.nytimes.com 2009 06 05 world asia 05hong.html Before British rule in Hong Kong (British Hong Kong), the area of Sha Tin and its vicinity was referred to as '''Lek Yuen''' (lit. "source of trickling" or "source of clear water"). Colonial officials allegedly mistook the name of the Sha Tin Wai village as the name of the area and it has been used ever since. Nowadays, the original name is used to refer to Lek Yuen Estate. - border 100px (File:Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg) 1959–1997 Flag of the British colony of Hong Kong (British Hong Kong) A British Blue Ensign with the coat of arms of Hong Kong (1959–1997). - Tuen Mun remained an important town of coastal defence (Coastal defence and fortification) until the start of British rule (British Hong Kong) in 1898. When the British took over (Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory) the New Territories from the Qing (Qing Dynasty) government in this year, the area was renamed Castle Peak (Castle Peak, Hong Kong), and Tuen Mun Hui to '''Tsing Shan Hui''' (青山墟) or '''Castle Peak Hui'''. The name '''Tuen Mun''', however, continued to be used by those living in the area. In pop culture Queen's Road is an icon of the British Crown colony of Hong Kong (British Hong Kong). In the transition period before sovereignty transfer (Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong), there were rumours that all streets and roads related colonial figures like Queen's Road would be renamed in honor of Chinese communists (Communist Party of China). Lo Ta-yu, a song writer, has written a song with Albert Leung titled 皇后大道東 (Queen's Road East), performed by Lo Ta-yu and Ram Chiang Chi Kwong (蔣志光) in 1991, to describe the change in this transition period. '''Sir Robert Ho Tung Bosman''', KBE (Order of the British Empire) (22 December 1862 – 26 April 1956), better known as '''Sir Robert Hotung''', was an influential Eurasian businessman and philanthropist in British Hong Kong. It has often been claimed that he was the "first Chinese person to be allowed to live on Victoria Peak" in 1906, two years after the enactment of the Peak Reservation Ordinance in 1904. Clara Ho Tung, a Hong Kong lady by Irene Cheng Known as "the grand old man of Hong Kong", Leader (28 January 2011). "Ho Tung villa highlights lack of heritage strategy", ''South China Morning Post'' Hotung was knighted in 1915 and 1955. London namesake Smithfield, Hong Kong, was probably named after its London namesake by the British colonial (British Hong Kong) administration. Smithfield, London, is an area in the north-western part of the City of London with a history of over 800 years. It started as an area to house live cattle from the country before they were slaughtered and sold at the meat markets in the City of London. The area was frequented by people of the grassroots of society who worked there as labourers and traders of meat and other foodstuff in the marketplaces nearby. Though situated in England, Smithfield, London, has been a symbol of Scottish patriotism after William Wallace was executed there in 1305. Smithfield, London, as a landmark was promoted by literary works such as Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" and Mark Twain's "The Prince and the Pauper".


Portage la Prairie

touring career, and won the 2006 ECHO songwriting award (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) for their song "A Speculative Fiction". group2 Cities (List of cities in Canada#Manitoba) list2 Brandon (Brandon, Manitoba) Thompson, Manitoba Thompson


Southwestern Ontario

publisher Meyer Literature accessdate 21 November 2007


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Kermanshah

that Doris was born in 1919.


Tombstone, Arizona

, from 1877 to 1929. Eric L. Clements, "Bust and bust in the mining West," ''Journal of the West'' (Oct 1996) 35#4 pp 40-53 Silver was discovered in 1877, and by 1881 the town had a population of over 10,000. Western story tellers and film makers made as much money in Tombstone as anyone, thanks to the arrival of Wyatt Earp and his brothers in 1879 C.L. Sonnichsen, "Tombstone in Fiction," ''Journal of Arizona History," (Summer 1968) 9#2 pp 58-76, . They bought shares in the Vizina mine, water rights, and gambling concessions, but Virgil, Morgan and Wyatt were soon appointed as federal and local marshals. They killed three outlaw Cowboys (The Cowboys (Cochise County)) in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, the most famous gunfight of the Old West. In the aftermath, Virgil Earp was maimed in an ambush and Morgan Earp was assassinated while playing billiards. Wyatt and others, including his brother Warren Earp, pursued those they believed responsible in a vendetta (Earp Vendetta Ride) and warrants were issued for their arrest in the murder of Frank Stilwell. Wyatt later pursued various business interests in Colorado, Idaho, California, Arizona, and Alaska. Walter Noble Burns's novel ''Tombstone'' (1927) made Earp famous. Hollywood celebrated Earp's Tombstone days with John Ford's ''My Darling Clementine'' (1946), John Sturges's ''Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957 film))''(1957) and ''Hour of the Gun'' (1967), Frank Perry's ''Doc'' (1971), George Cosmatos's ''Tombstone'' (1993), and Lawrence Kasdan's ''Wyatt Earp'' (1994). They solidified Earp's modern reputation as the Old West's deadliest gunmen. Hubert I. Cohen, "Wyatt Earp at the O. K. Corral: Six Versions," ''Journal of American Culture,'' (June 2003) 26#2 pp 204-223 (31.7339802, -109.8297941). Seminary service In 1882 during his first year at the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts (now the Episcopal Divinity School) Peabody, a seminarian not yet a priest, was invited to take charge of a little Episcopal congregation in Tombstone, Arizona (now St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Tombstone). After a long seven-day train ride from Boston, he arrived in Benson, Arizona and took the Sandy Bob stagecoach to Tombstone, arriving on January 29, 1882, three months after the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral". He had words of praise for Wyatt Earp. Ironically, one of the few famous names that Otero failed to drop in his autobiography has stirred debate among Wild West scholars. A carbon copy of a letter discovered at a flea market in 2001 and apparently written by Otero, places him in Albuquerque (Albuquerque, New Mexico) in April 1882, giving aid to Wyatt Earp and the rest of his party as they concluded their Vendetta Ride (Earp Vendetta Ride) out of Tombstone, Arizona. In ''My Life on the Frontier: 1864-1882'' (p. 217), Otero mentions the Earp brothers only as friends of Doc Holliday, providing no hint of the incident detailed in the "Otero Letter." By coincidence, it is fairly easy to establish that during most of this two-week period Otero was in Denver, where his father had just been swindled out of $2,400 by Doc Baggs, a notorious con man (confidence trick). Otero, who was traveling with his father, spent most of this period attempting to retrieve his father's bank note through various means. This and other factual problems with the letter have caused some experts to question its authenticity. '''Helldorado''' may refer to: *Helldorado, a nickname for Tombstone, Arizona (and variation of El Dorado) created in the 1880's by a disgruntled miner who wrote a letter to the ''Tombstone Nugget'' newspaper complaining about trying to find his fortune and ending up washing dishes. *''Helldorado'' (album) (Helldorado (album))" is the eighth album by W.A.S.P., released in 1999 Out West Jack eventually wound up in Kansas in the late 1870s. He went to Tombstone, Arizona (Arizona Territory), from Dodge City, Kansas, where he possibly previously knew the Earps and also perhaps Doc Holliday. He was listed by Virgil Earp as special policeman (i.e., deputy city policeman) June 22, 1881. This is the day of the large Tombstone fire of 1881, with which Virgil had to cope as acting city marshal; the date suggests that Jack is one of the extra men Virgil hired to help cope with looting, during and after the disaster. Upon his ascension to the governorship, Hoyt had two major rivalries to deal with. He was able to help heal a bitter relationship between the territory's civilian and military leadership which had developed under Governor Safford, with General Irvin McDowell commending Hoyt on his attitude. Wagoner pp. 160 He had less success addressing the rivalry between the northern and southern portions of the territory, but was seen as a neutral party unaffiliated with either part of the territory. Goff p. 68 Hoyt's term saw the opening of the Bisbee (Bisbee, Arizona) and Tombstone (Tombstone, Arizona) mining districts, construction of a dependable civilian telegraph system, and the connection of Yuma (Yuma, Arizona) to California by the eastward building Southern Pacific Railroad. Wagoner pp. 162


Kharkiv

(author) Yuri Nikitin and Andrey Valentinov; most of them write in Russian (Russian language in Ukraine) and are popular in both Russia and Ukraine. Annual science fiction convention "Star Bridge" (Звёздный мост) is held in Kharkiv since 1999. Kharkiv International Festival of Science Fiction "Star Bridge - 2011» Music Kharkiv sponsors the prestigious Hnat Khotkevych


Swansea

from the suburban area of Sketty. Stephen was the youngest of three children and their only son. Because he was born by caesarean section, his mother was placed on a morphine drip and was institutionalised after an overdose resulted in a psychotic episode.


Knoxville, Tennessee

in the 1994 movie "Pulp Fiction" makes references of moving to Knoxville from Los Angeles and being on "Tennessee time". Sports The University of Tennessee's athletics programs, nicknamed the "Volunteers," or the "Vols," are immensely popular in Knoxville and the surrounding region. Neyland Stadium, where the Vols' football team plays, is one of the largest stadiums in the world, and Thompson-Boling Arena, home of the men's and women's


Mecca

Christian in the country is a foreigner) or imprisonment. Morris Gedge is a librarian at a dull provincial library in England that is "all granite, fog and female fiction." He gets a welcome offer to become the custodian of the Shakespeare house at Stratford-on-Avon. Although Shakespeare's name is never mentioned in the story (James used the name twice in his ''Notebooks (Notebooks of Henry James)'' when he was planning the tale) it's obvious who "the supreme


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