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Paper swordsmen : Jin Yong and the modern Chinese martial arts novel
AuthorHamm, John Christopher, 1957-
Pub. LocationHonoluluPublisherUniversity of Hawai'i Press
Date2005Phys. Desc.pdf. [xi, 348 pages]
LocationDigital ArchivesCall NumberPL2848.Y8 Z535 2005d
Paper swordsmen : Jin Yong and the modern Chinese martial arts novel / John Christopher Hamm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-339) and index.

The literary and historical contexts of new school martial arts fiction -- Local heroes: Guangdong school martial arts fiction and the colony of Hong Kong -- The marshes of Mount Liang beyond the sea: Jin Yong's early fiction and postwar Hong Kong -- National passions: from The eagle-shooting heroes to The giant eagle and its companion -- The empire of text: Jin Yong and Ming Pao -- Beyond the rivers and lakes: The smiling, proud wanderer -- Revision and canonization: from Ming Pao to The collected works of Jin Yong -- Beyond martial arts fiction: The deer and the cauldron -- Coming home: Jing Yong's fiction in mainland China -- Jin Yong at the century's end: the Wang Shuo incident and its implications.

"The martial arts novel is one of the most distinctive and widely read forms of modern Chinese fiction. It is popular not only within Chinese-language communities but in translation throughout East Asia and in cinematic and other adaptations throughout the world. In Paper Swordsmen, John Christopher Hamm offers the first in-depth English-language study of this influential genre, focusing on the work of its undisputed twentieth-century master, Jin Yong." "Paper Swordsmen will be welcomed by students of Chinese literature, cultural studies, history, political science, anthropology, and comparative literature - as well as fans of martial arts fiction with an interest in the wider implications of the "Jin Yong phenomenon.""--Jacket.

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Subject(s)Jin Yong 金庸, 1924-2018--Criticism and interpretation
Martial arts fiction, Chinese
Martial arts in fiction--China
Gongfu 功夫--Legends
Rec. TypeDigital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #19902