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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.


Submitted by Druss on Tue, 2012-08-28 02:04

Standard Jason Statham bang-bang-boom-boom-whack-whack-crunch-crunch fare. However, there is one imaginative plot-point to the movie. The Chinese mafia in NYC import a young girl from China due to her memory and mathematical skills—she can remember any number that she sees and can perform calculations really quickly—in order to avoid leaving a paper or digital trail. The little girl is their walking, talking, account book. This inventive point aside, there are enough directorial and screenplay holes to drive your grandmother through in a pram.

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