Tyler Durden inspires growth of Chinese Fight Clubs

Apparently a significant minority of young Chinese have been sufficiently inspired by the 1999 David Fincher / Brad Pitt movie to set up more than 8000 Fight Clubs across the country. To me, this shows how East and West popular culture is a (Han-style) hall of mirrors in which westerners are beguiled into studying martial arts in isolated rural areas that may have existed as much in ritual, on stage and silver screen as the battlefield , while their Chinese counterparts are inspired by a gritty, hyperreal urban US satire (which lets not forget, ends with a Bruce Lee homage) to trade leather in dingy, graffiti daubed supermarket basements