Southern Shaolin Documentary

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Southern Shaolin.. long discussions and research has been done on this topic and while temples in Putian, Quangzhou and Fuqing has been found and rebuild in the 80’s & 90’s it’s still not clear if they really belonged to the (original) Shongshan Shaolin temple (near DengFeng).

According to the current abbot there (YongXin) :

“As the abbot of the Shaolin Temple, I’m not fit to comment on the “Southern Shaolin” issue. But I would say I’ve never seen the phrase “Southern Shaolin” in the archives or books stored at our temple.” (source )

Where the abbot of the Quangzhou temple replied with :

Shaolin is definitely present in Fujian, it is not up to anyone to say it does or does not, its history can be found, its history can be proven, in this kind of argument these are of no consequence. (source)

So wether or not there really was some kind of ‘official’ Southern Shaolin Temple , i guess nobody will be able to tell for sure but it’s still nice to watch this docu 🙂
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

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