American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China - Book 1: Wanderer, Chapters 4-7, 'Kungfu World,' 'Light, Camera, Action,' 'A Coke and a Smile,' 'Defection' Summary & Analysis

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Book 1: Wanderer, Chapters 4-7, 'Kungfu World,' 'Light, Camera, Action,' 'A Coke and a Smile,' 'Defection' Summary

Matt takes a bus from Zheng Zhou to Shaolin. When he arrives, there are buses full of Chinese tourists in the parking lot, lean-to-restaurants, souvenirs, and attractions for tourists such as a ski-lift that will take them to the top of the mountains where they can fire machine guns. Everything is a bit tacky and Matt is slightly disappointed.

Matt buys a ticket and goes inside. He searches around the buildings for two hours but finds no sign of the monks. He wanders back down the road towards the village, where there are different schools teaching martial arts to hundreds of Chinese children. There are still no Shaolin monks...

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