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Chinese martial arts cinema : the Wuxia tradition

Author: Stephen Teo
Publisher: Edinburgh [Scotland] : Edinburgh University Press, Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, [2009] 2014.
Series: Traditions in world cinema.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Enhanced Credo edition]View all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
ix, 230 pages
(DLC) 2011486264
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Teo
ISBN: 9781784023294 1784023299
OCLC Number: 869488760
Notes: Includes filmography: pages 214-219.
Description: 1 online resource (16 entries).
Contents: Introduction --
Wuxia from literature to cinema --
Reactions against the Wuxia genre --
The rise of Kung Fu, from Wong Fei-hung to Bruce Lee --
The rise of New School Wuxia --
The Wuxia films of King Hu --
Wuxia after A touch of Zen --
Wuxia between nationalism and transnationalism.
Series Title: Traditions in world cinema.
Responsibility: Stephen Teo.

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A study of the Chinese martial arts film focusing on the wuxia (martial chivalry) genre from its beginnings in the Shanghai cinema of the late 1920s to Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)  Read more...

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This book is a welcome addition to the flourishing literature on Chinese martial arts cinema. -- Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley, University of Leeds Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television This book Read more...

 
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