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  • A modern version of this genre is called Wuxia and features the same mythical Chinese martial art fantasy, but ads the wire harness for special effects.

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  • Long before the Wuxia films like CTHD, Big Trouble helped introduce Chinese fantasy tropes to American cinema.

    Friday YouTube: Trailer for Big Trouble in Little China

  • If you look at the second book I'm doing for Angry Robot, for instance - I had a lot of fun with it because I took American Noir, and I took Wuxia, the Chinese martial arts genre, and I sort of mixed them up.

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  • This film is like a Wuxia Harry Potter, you're acting as if that's a genre.

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  • "Seeing a Wuxia film in New York is almost impossible at this point," said Brian Belovarac of Janus Films , the New York-based foreign and classic film distributor, alluding to the Chinese martial-arts genre films that remain an Asian Film Festival specialty.

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  • Wuxia novels are huge in the Chinese-speaking world.

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  • Wuxia has a long history and is pretty culturally significant due to its sheer popularity across all age groups (in Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love, the main couple were working on a wuxia series together - chivalric martial arts serials set in ancient China).

    meli Diary Entry

  • Jane Austen period piece, Civil War Drama, Wuxia epic, Marvel Superhero and now a gay love story.

    From Page to Screen

  • Wuxia, the Chinese genre novels and, more recently, Korean comics, that inspire films like Hero and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, are almost the exact opposite of the Incredibles paradigm: anyone can be a super. it just takes dedication and training for years and years.

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  • In less than eight months the water level would rise almost six hundred feet, submerging much of the area surrounding the Yangtze's three dramatic gorges: Qutang, Wuxia, and Xiling.

    A River Rising

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