The first book from the new Joey Yap Cultural Series
Despite its popularity as a form of cultural entertainment and competitive sport, the Lion Dance has a mystical aspect which is often not told and it is only known by the most traditional masters of the art. Now, for the first time, Joey Yap’s The Art of Lion Dance will lift the veil and bring to light the metaphysical elements, rich cultural history and symbolism behind the ancient dance.
What You`ll Learn Explore the folklore and development of the Lion Dance through many periods of Chinese History. Find out about the many different components that come together to create a Lion Dance performance. Learn about how the Lion Dance is used to usher in good fortune and dispel negative energies. Discover the metaphysical aspects of the Lion Dance and how Qi Men Dun Jia is incorporated to activate positive energies or negate ill fortunes. Get to know the significance and purpose behind the steps and various symbolic formations of a Lion Dance performance.
Dato’ Joey Yap is the celebrated and global bestselling author with more than 172 books published and counting. His literary work has been translated and published in every continent of the world, making it to the local best sellers list on numerous occasions and has sold more than 4,200,000 copies. Some of the bestsellers published have also earned The Merit Award from The Asean Book Publisher Association.
In 2008, he was listed by The Malaysian Tatler as the Top 300 Most Influential People in Malaysia and Prestige’s Top 40 Under 40. In recognition of his contribution to the industry, society and country, Joey was conferred the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP), a prestigious award which carries the official title of Dato’ in 2013. In 2014, he was named as one of The Inspiring Top 10 Young Malaysian Millionaires by RHA Media, a publication on the high achievers and affluent societies in Malaysia.