Growing up in Dublin, Ireland, Chris Murray developed a passion for Chinese martial-arts. He has more than twenty years’ experience in a variety of Chinese disciplines. Crippled Immortals is about finding the true arts behind the certificates and club t-shirts when Chris lived in Singapore. Chris is also an academic specialist in how Asian cultures have been transmitted to the West. He teaches literature at Monash University and is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. Nowadays Chris lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he has embraced barbecuing.