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Chinese Martial Arts Cinema The Wuxia Tradition

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ISBN-10: 0748632859

ISBN-13: 9780748632855

Edition: 2009

Authors: Mcelligott, Stephen Teo

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The traditional martial arts genre known as wuxia (literally "martialchivalry") became popular the world over through the phenomenal hitCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). This book unveils therich layers of the wuxia tradition as it developed in the early Shanghai cinema ofthe late 1920s and in the Hong Kong and Taiwan film industries of the 1950s andbeyond. Stephen Teo follows the tradition from its beginnings in Shanghai cinema toits rise as a serialized form in silent cinema and its prohibition in 1931. Heshares the fantastic characteristics of the genre, their relationship to folklore,myth, and religion, and their similarities and differences with the kung fusub-genre of martial…    
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 3/31/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English