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The Development of Chinese Martial Arts Fiction : A History of Wuxia Literature, Hardback Book

The Development of Chinese Martial Arts Fiction : A History of Wuxia Literature Hardback

Part of the The Cambridge China Library series

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Chen Pingyuan is one of the leading scholars of modern Chinese literature, known particularly for his work on wuxia, a popular and influential genre of historical martial arts fiction still celebrated around the world today.

This work, presented here in English translation for the first time, is considered to be the seminal work on the evolution, aesthetics and politics of the modern Chinese wuxia novel in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, tracing the resurgence of interest in classical chivalric tales in China.

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