Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[mass noun, often as modifier]
A genre of Chinese fiction or cinema featuring itinerant warriors of ancient China, often depicted as capable of superhuman feats of martial arts.
- Jade Empire is set in the alternate fantasy China of wuxia films.
- We're looking now at the globalization of wuxia with the success of Crouching Tiger.
- Jen is neither a typical villain nor a persona of heroic proportions in the conventional sense of chivalry inherent in the notion of wuxia.
Chinese wŭxiá, from wŭ 'military' + xiá 'knight errant'.
A genre of Chinese fiction or film dealing with martial arts, sorcery, and chivalry.
- Also, there's a whole non-combat side to Weapons of the Gods that is basically absent from Wuxia.
- Those Chinese martial art things are called Wuxia in Chinese.
- If you don't see too many penetrations or blood flowing it is because Kim is using concepts from the early Wuxias before the kung fu revolution.
From Chinese wuxia, from wu 'martial art' + xia 'warrior'.
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