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Chinese Martial Arts Cinema

The Wuxia Tradition

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This updated edition is a comprehensive, fully-researched account of the historical and contemporary development of the traditional martial arts genre in the Chinese cinema known as wuxia (literal translation: martial chivalry) - a genre which audiences around the world became familiar with through the phenomenal 'crossover' hit Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).

Product code: 9781474400084

ISBN 9781474400084
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
No. Of Pages 240
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Edition 2nd ed.
This is the fully-researched account of the historical and contemporary development of the traditional martial arts genre in the Chinese cinema known as wuxia. The book unveils rich layers of the wuxia tradition as it developed in early Shanghai cinema in the late 1920s, and from the 1950s onwards, in the Hong Kong and Taiwan film industries.