Traditions in World Cinema: Chinese Martial Arts Cinema: The Wuxia Tradition

Editor/Author Teo, Stephen
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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ISBN: 978-1-47-440386-3
Category: Arts & Leisure - Film & Television
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This is the first 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).

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Table of Contents

  • Traditions in World Cinema
  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Wuxia from Literature to Cinema
  • 2. Reactions against the Wuxia Genre
  • 3. The Rise of Kung Fu, from Wong Fei-hung to Bruce Lee
  • 4. The Rise of New School Wuxia
  • 5. The Wuxia Films of King Hu
  • 6. Wuxia after A Touch of Zen
  • 7. Wuxia between Nationalism and Transnationalism
  • 8. Wuxia and Kung Fu in the Blockbuster Era
  • Epilogue
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Filmography