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

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Product Details

Price
$27.00
Publisher
University of Hawaii Press
Publish Date
Pages
360
Dimensions
7.84 X 8.94 X 0.94 inches | 1.26 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780824828950
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Reviews

Perceptive and well written. . . . Highly recommended.-- "China Review International"
Paper Swordsmen is not merely a history of China's most important martial arts writer and a critique of his expansive oeuvre, but more importantly an elegantly written, exhaustively researched, and fascinating analysis of the role of popular fiction in the construction of cultural identity. Hamm beautifully weaves close readings of Jin Young's novels with solid historical research and critical theory, particularly that of Pierre Bourdieu, to produce a clear, relatively jargon-free analysis that will appeal to the sensibilities of martial arts fiction fans and literary critics alike.-- "MCLC Resource Center Publication"
An eye-opener and an absolute pleasure. Hamm's immensely readable introduction to Jin Yong's writing and activities, his analyses of individual texts, and his tracing and placing of these works within the relevant sociopolitical and literary fields will surely be warmly welcomed by scholars and students of Chinese literature and culture.-- "Journal of Asian Studies"