Wuxia

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Wuxia is a broad genre of traditional Chinese fiction concerning the adventures of heros, generally martial artists. Although wuxia is traditionally a form of literature, its popularity has caused it to spread to diverse art forms like Chinese opera, manhua (Chinese comics), films, television series, and video games. Wuxia is a component of popular culture for many Chinese-speaking communities worldwide.

The word “wuxia” is a compound word composed of the words wu (武), which means “martial”, “military”, or “armed” and xia (俠), meaning “honorable”, “chivalrous”, or “hero”.  In some translated works of wuxia, the martial artist is sometimes termed as a “swordsman” although he may not necessarily wield a sword.

The Chinese xia traditions can be contrasted with martial codes from other countries, such as the Japanese samurai‘s bushido tradition, the chivalry of medieval European knights and the gunslingers of America’s Westerns.

In contrast to heros in other countries (Such as  Samurais or Chivalries), typically, the heroes in Chinese wuxia fiction do not serve a lord, wield military power or belong to the aristocratic class. They are often from the lower social classes of ancient Chinese society. Wuxia heroes are usually bound by a code of chivalry that requires them to right wrongs, especially when the helpless or the poor are oppressed. The wuxia hero fights for righteousness and seeks to remove an oppressor, redress wrongs, or to bring retribution for past misdeeds.

So some information and details about Wuxia according to Wiki with my touch ^_^;

Source; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuxia

Some my comments about Wuxia litrature and movies…. please see ^_^

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