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2019 Reading List:

The Trivium (complete)
Guns, Germs, and Steel (complete)
The Secret of the Golden Flower (complete)
The Memory Code (complete)
Total Confinement (complete)
Reaching Up For Manhood (complete)
The Path of the Warrior (complete)
Dead or Alive (complete)
A Bouncer’s Guide to Barroom Brawling (complete)
A Professional’s Guide to Ending Violence Quickly (complete)
A Vindication of the Rights of Women (complete)
Beloved (complete)
Criminal Justice Textbook (reading)
Age of Folly (reading)
CRC Wing Chun 1
CRC Wing Chun 2
CRC Wing Chun 3
Tao of Jeet Kune Do
Conversations – Wing Chun Mag
The Language Instinct
The Noonday Demon
The Face of Concsiousness
Against the Stream
The Taoist Body
Smoke and Mirrors
Handbook for Americans (part)



Defoe, Daniel. Journal of the Plague Years
Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe
Dostoevsky, Fyodor. The Brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment
Dostoevsky, Fyodor. The Idiot
Machiavelli, Niccolo. A Fable: Belfagor
Machiavelli, Niccolo. The Mandrake Root
Stendhal. The Red and The Black
Stoker, Bram. Dracula
le Carre, John. The Spy Who Came in from The Cold

Science Fiction

Card, Orson Scott. Ender’s Game
Card, Orson Scott. Speaker for the Dead
Chayefsky, Paddy. Altered States
Chrichton, Michael. The Sphere
Chrichton, Michael. Jurassic Park
Chrichton, Michael. Airframe
Chrichton, Michael. Prey
Chrichton, Michael. State of Fear
Chrichton, Michael. Next
Clarke, Arthur C. City and the Stars
Gibson, William. Fragments of a Hologram Rose (Burning Chrome)
Gibson, William. Johnny Mnemonic (Burning Chrome)
Gibson, William. The Gernsback Continuum (Burning Chrome)
Gibson, William. Hinterlands (Burning Chrome)
Gibson, William. New Rose Hotel (Burning Chrome)
Gibson, William. Burning Chrome
Gibson, William. Neuromancer (Sprawl 1)
Gibson, William. The Winter Market (Burning Chrome)
Gibson, William. Burning Chrome (Sprawl 0.5, Short Stories)
Gibson, William. Count Zero (Sprawl 2)
Gibson, William. Mona Lisa Overdrive (Sprawl 3)
Gibson, William. Virtual Light (Bridge 1
Gibson, William. Idoru (Bridge 2)
Gibson, William. All Tomorrow’s Parties (Bridge 3)
Gibson, William. The Peripheral
Gibson, William, Bruce Sterling. Red Star, Winter Orbit (Burning Chrome)
Gibson, William, John Shirley. The Belonging Kind (Burning Chrome)
Gibson, William, Michael Swanwick. Dogfight (Burning Chrome)
Herbert, Frank. Dune
Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four
Osimov, Isac. Foundation
Osimov, Isac. Foundation and Empire
Osimov, Isac. I Robot
Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash
Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer
Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World


Dao De Jing / Laozi Laozi
Machiavelli, Niccolo. The Art of War
Machiavelli, Niccolo. The Discourses
Machiavelli, Niccolo. The Prince
Machiavelli, Niccolo, edit. ??. Portable Machiavelli
Mengzi (Mencius)
Nietzsche, Friedrich. Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Nietzsche, Friedrich. Twilight of the Idols
Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Antichrist
Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Birth of Tragedy
Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Case of Wagner
Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Gay Science
Nietzsche, Friedrich. Beyond Good and Evil
Nietzsche, Friedrich. Genealogy of Morals
Nietzsche, Friedrich. Ecce Homo
Nietzsche, Friedrich, edit. Walter Kauffman. Portable Nietzsche
Plato. The Republic (Πολιτεία)
Plato. Charmides
Plato. Laches
Plato. Lysis
Plato. Protagoras
Plato. Symposium
The Four Chinese Classics (Laozi, Kongzi, Zhuangzi Mengzi)
Joseph, Sister Miriam C.S.C., Ph.D. The Trivium
The Analects of Confucius (Kongzi)


Durant, Will. The Story of Philosophy
Fung Yu-Lan. A Short History of Chinese Philosophy
Machiavelli, Niccolo. The History of Florance
Machiavelli, Niccolo. The Life of Castruccio
Russell, Bertrand. The History of Western Philosophy
Yates, Frances. The Art of Memory


Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs, and Steel
Roach, Mary. Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
McTaggart, Lynn. The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe
Canada. Fist Stick Knife Gun

Martial Arts and Communication

Miller, Rory. Conflict Communication
Miller, Rory. Facing Violence
Miller, Rory. Force Decisions
Miller, Rory. Training for Sudden Violence
Caldini, Robert B. Influence
Thompson, George J. VerbalJudo

2019 Memory Space List:

Tower of Wisdom
Self in Time
Boltz Classifiers
Kangxi Classifiers
Reading and Writing Chinese (traditional and simplified)
Criminal Justice Foundation
Survival (Tom Brown) Foundation
Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus
Juris Doctor Foundation
Medical Doctor Foundation
History of Philosophy
World Pre-History and History
Linguistics and Chinese Linguistics Fundementals
Psychology Fundementals


Quentin Tarantino
Reservoir Dogs
Pulp Fiction
Jackie Brown
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Kill Bill Vol. 2
Grindhouse: Death Proof (Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell)
Inglorious Bastards

Wong Kar-Wai
As Tears Go By
Days of Being Wild
Ashes of Time (Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung, Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung)
Chungking Express
Fallen Angels
Happy Together
In the Mood for Love
My Blueberry Night
Grandmaster, The

Science Fiction





Television Series

Mission Impossible III (Tom Cruise)
Resident Evil
What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?
First of the North Star
Fritz the Cat
Fire and Ice
Fifth Element, The (Willis, Oldman and Jovovich)
Demolition Man (Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock)
It’s a Wonderful Life (James Stewart)
Big Trouble in Little China (Kurt Russell)
Fearless Hyena, The (Jackie Chan)
Shaolin Soccer
Kungfu Hustle
A Battle of Wits (墨攻) (Andy Lau)
Enter the Dragon (Bruce Lee, Bolo Yeung)
Game of Death (Bruce Lee)
No Country for Old Men (Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Daniel Radcliffe)
Mr. Holmes (Ian McKellen )
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves)
Dead Reckoning
Vanilla Sky (Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell)
Mission Impossible (Tom Cruise)
Uniform (制服)
Tuxedo, The (Jackie Chan)
Boondock Saints, The (Willem Defoe)
Art of War, The (Wesley Snipes, Anne Archer)
Forbidden Zone, The
A World Without Thieves (天下无贼) ( Andy Lau)
New Rose Hotel
Fight Club (Brad Pitt, Edward Norton)
Soylent Green
Batoru Rowaiaru (Battle Royal) (Chiaki Kuriyama)
Gone In 60 Seconds
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
American Psycho (Christian Bale)
Big Sleep, The
Undisputed (Wesley Snipes)
Suspicion (Cary Grant)
Shadow of a Doubt
Birds, The
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
Maltese Falcon, The
A Streetcar Named Desire (Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter)
Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal)
A Touch of Zen (侠女) (Feng Hsu)
American Ruling Class, The (Lewis Lapham)
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Shinning, The
Æon Flux
Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The
Eraserhead (Jack Nance)
Dune (Kyle MacLachlan, Sting)
Fatal Attraction (Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer)
Destry Rides Again (Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart)
My Friend Dahmer
Running Man
Max Payne
Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into The Future
Nosferatu (Silent Film)
Black Angel (Peter Lorre)
Gattaca (Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law)
Mind’s Eye
Beyond the Mind’s Eye
Final Fantasy: Advent Children
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (Jim Carrey)
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
Hamlet (Sir Laurence Olivier)
Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Fourth Kind, The (Jovovich)
Little Shop of Horrors
Color of Pomegranates
Django, Kill… If You Live, Shoot!
Valhalla Rising (Mads Mikkelsen)
Neon Demon, The
Desperado (Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek)
From Dusk Till Dawn (Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino)
Grindhouse: Planet Terror (Rose McGowan, Bruce Willis)
Altered States (William Hurt, Blair Brown)
Vanishing Point
Blade Runner (Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young)
Gone In 60 Seconds (Cage, Jolie and Vinnie Jones)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (Jim Carrey)
Big Steel, The
Usual Suspects, The
Jurassic Park (Jeff Goldblum)
Minority Report (Tom Cruise)
This Gun for Hire
Total Recall
Basic Instinct (Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone)
Shanghai Express
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Big Bos, The / Fists of Furry (Bruce Lee)
Fist of Fury / The Chinese Connection (Bruce Lee)
Lady From Shanghai, The
Double Indemnity
Equilibrium (Christian Bale, Emily Watson and Taye Diggs)
Ultraviolet (Jovovich)
Mission Impossible II (Tom Cruise)
Red Cliff: Part I (Tony Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro)
Red Cliff: Part II (Tony Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro)
Returner (Takeshi Kaneshiro)
Iron Monkey (Donnie Yen)
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy
House of Flying Daggers (Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi and Takeshi Kaneshiro)
Last Samurai, The (Tom Cruise)
Queen of Spades, The
Third Man, The
Human Desire
Seven Samurai
Witness for the Prosecution
Touch of Evil
Tales of Terror (Vincent Price and Peter Lorre)
Once Upon a Time in the West
Way of the Dragon / Return of the Dragon (Bruce Lee)
Lady Snowblood
Sting, The
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Warriors Two
Nosferatu the Vampyre
Prodigal Son, The
Road House
Johnny Mnemonic
Ong Bak
Sin City
Prestige, The
Lust Caution
A Chinese Ghost Story
Bruce Almighty (Carrey)
Fearless (Jet Li)
Fist of Legend (Jet Li)
Hero (Jet Li)
Kindergarten Cop (Arnold)
Kiss of the Dragon (Jet Li)
Mr. Vampire
Once Upon a Time in China (Jet Li)
One, The (Jet Li)
Pet Detective (Carrey)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (Tim Curry)
Romeo Must Die (Jet Li)
Shaolin Temple (Jet Li)
Starship Troopers
Storm of the Century (Stephen King)
The Mask (Carrey)
Unleashed (Jet Li)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (Angelina Jolie)
Batman Begins (Christian Bale)
Batman (Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson)
Batman Returns (Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer)
Batman and Robin (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Men in Black (Will Smith)
Men in Black II (Will Smith)
I Robot (Will Smith)
Wild Wild West (Will Smith)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Fantastic Mr. Fox
X Men
Shanghai Noon
X2: X-Men United
X-Men: The Last Stand
Omen, The
American Pie
Home Alone (Macaulay Culkin)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Macaulay Culkin)
Scary Movie
Sixth Sense, The
Daredevil (Ben Affleck)
Elektra (Jennifer Garner)
Good Will Hunting
Paycheck (Ben Affleck)
My Girl (Macaulay Culkin)
Dude, Where’s My Car?
Bulletproof Monk
Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler)
Little Nicky (Adam Sandler)
Big Daddy (Adam Sandler)
Hot Chick, The (Adam Sandler)
Anger Management (Adam Sandler)
Whole Nine Yards, The
Charlie’s Angels (Bill Murray, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu)
Good Girl, The (Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight)
National Treasure (Jon Voight, Nicolas Cage)
The Da Vinci Code (Tom Hanks)
War of the Worlds
War of the Worlds (Tom Cruise)
Invisible Man
Mars Attacks!
Independence Day
Grandma’s Boy
Hulk, The
Butterfly Effect
Escape to Witch Mountain
Fantastic Voyage
Lost in Translation
V For Vendetta
Hocus Pocus
Ernest Scared Stupid
Ernest Goes to Camp
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
Karate Kid
Pete’s Dragon
Forest Gump
Mary Poppins
Mrs. Doubtfire
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Sound of Music, The
King and I, The
Wizard of Oz, The
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Day After Tomorrow, The
District 9
Departed, The
Ring (リング Ringu)
Ring, The
Grudge, The
Dark Water (仄暗い水の底から)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Good Shepherd, The (Matt Damon)
Recruit, The
Hunted, The
Sukiyaki Western Django
Perfect Weapon
Die Hard
Live Free or Die Hard
Air Force One
Léon: The Professional
Leathal Weapon (Mel Gibson)
Signs (Mel Gibson)
Dragonheart: A New Beginning
Reign of Fire
The Neverending Story
Spirited Away
Dungeons and Dragons
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Mummy, The
Mummy Returns, The
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Legend (Tom Cruise, Tim Curry)
Soldier (Kurt Russell)
(Disney Cartoons)
Earth Girls Are Easy
Abyss, The
Fahrenheit 451
Lobster, The
THX 1138
Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes
Omega Man, The
Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst)
Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst)
Red Dawn
Nightmare Before Christmas, The
Hunt for Red October
Leon The Professional
Transporter, The
Transporter 2
Logan’s Run
Brave New World