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(Chinese) Wuxia / Xianxia novel tracker

Submitted by Druss on Fri, 2019-12-13 22:36

This list tracks some if not all of the wuxia/xianxia novels that I've read. Wuxia is a genre in Chinese fiction to do with "martial arts heroes". Most of what I've looked at read like Japanese shounen albeit on a grander scale with lots of high fantasy and mythology thrown in. Unsurprisingly, many wuxia tales also have manhua/manga adaptations.

Tai-Chi Master

Submitted by Druss on Thu, 2013-05-02 22:48

A Jet Li action-comedy that's worth watching for what else, but the martial arts. The plot could have been interesting. Bad script, direction, and acting ruined what could have been a really good film. Still, the fight scenes are what everybody wants to watch.

When China Met Africa

Submitted by Druss on Fri, 2013-01-25 10:12

This is a documentary on China's economic drive to access Africa's resources. While quite fascinating, it really should have been titled When China Met Zambia as we don't see anything about the rest of Africa, for e.g., Congo and all the negative publicity the Reds have managed to garner over there. The film comes across more like a small, authorised window into aspects of the relationship between the two countries and their peoples and does not necessarily care to put forward anything overall message for the viewer to digest.

Threat Vector

Submitted by Druss on Thu, 2013-01-24 14:35

A Tom Clancy book ghost-written by Mark Greaney, Threat Vector is a pretty fun read full of cyber-espionage and eventually, war with China. There are some idiotic plot elements and nauseous Hollywoodisation. But on the whole, it was quite entertaining.

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