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Title Chinese martial arts cinema [electronic resource] : the Wuxia tradition / Stephen Teo.
Author Teo, Stephen.
Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
Edition Second edition.

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Description xi, 257 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Traditions in world cinema.
eBook Academic Collection - North America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-239), filmography, glossary, and index.
Contents Wuxia from literature to cinema -- Reaction agains the Wuxia genre -- The rise of Kung Fu, from Wong Fei-hung to Bruce Lee -- The rice of new school Wuxia -- The Wuxia films of King Hu -- Wuxia after A Track of Zen -- Wuxia between nationalism and transnationalism -- Wuxia and Kung Fu in the blockbuster era.
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Summary 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'. The book unveils rich layers of the 'wuxia' tradition as it developed in the early Shanghai cinema in the late 1920s, and from the 1950s onwards, in the Hong Kong and Taiwan film industries.
Subject Martial arts films -- China -- History and criticism.
Martial arts -- China.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author eBook Academic Collection - North America
ISBN 9781474403863 (hardcover)
1474403867 (hardcover)
9781474400084 (paperback)
1474400086 (paperback)
OCLC # sseb_ssj0001882315
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