Paper Swordsmen: Jin Yong And The Modern Chinese Martial Art Novel


by Hamm, John Christopher

Paper Swordsmen: Jin Yong And The Modern Chinese  Martial Art Novel

Price:  US$80.00   (SGD100.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 348 pages
Published:  2005, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  0824827635
SB#:  038117 (170)

About This Book

The martial arts novel is one of the most widely read forms of popular fiction and has inspired many popular films and comics throughout East Asia. This detailed study of the work of leading 20th-century master of the genre, Jin Yong (b.1924), looks at its background in the fantasies and tales of dynastic China. The texts, significance, and ideological and entertainment roles of the modern reinvented form of martial arts fiction are then explored. With notes, glossary, bibliography and index.


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