Paper Swordsmen: Jin Yong and the Modern Chinese Martial Arts Novel

Paper Swordsmen: Jin Yong and the Modern Chinese Martial Arts Novel

by John Christopher Christopher Hamm
     
 

"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…  See more details below

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"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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824827632
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
01/30/2005
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.10(d)

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