I'm delighted to announce that Ben Judkins' book The Creation of Wing Chun,
A Social History of the Southern Chinese Martial Arts, published by SUNY Press, is about to be released. It is available for pre-order now. Check it out.
I haven't read it yet, but I am very excited about it. From reading Judkins' blog and talking to him, one of his most exciting discoveries, which I fully expect to be in the book, is the real story behind the burning of the Southern Shaolin Temple. I dare say, I expect this book will rise to the top of martial artist's reading lists for years to come.