CFP: Wuxia Fictions: Chinese Martial Arts in Film, Literature and Beyond (5/1/06; journal issue)

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EnterText volume 6 number 2


Wuxia Fictions: Chinese Martial Arts

in Film, Literature and Beyond


Guest Editor: Leon Hunt


Submissions for this edition are invited by 1 May 2006. With the success of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero and House of Flying Daggers, the wuxia (Martial Chivalry/Martial Arts genre) has attracted a new wave of critical attention. This issue seeks to examine wuxia fictions in a range of contexts (national, regional, transnational) and across a range of media. Topics might include:


· developments in and aesthetics of fight choreography

· wuxia and authorship in literature and film

· wuxia from literature to film

· audiences and fan cults (empirical fan/audience studies particularly invited)

· transnational contexts of production and/or consumption

· sub-genres and cycles

· the wuxia pian and the studio system-Shaw Brothers, Golden Harvest

· stardom

· merchandising, multimedia and remediation-action figures, anime, computer/console and other games, records and CDs

· the representation of Chinese Martial Arts (north and south, 'authentic' and fantastique

· wuxia and gender

· crossover, Orientalism and 'Asiaphilia'

· teaching wuxia in the classroom


Related creative submissions in any medium suitable for electronic publication are also invited.


EnterText is a free-access peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published by Brunel University, London. It can be viewed via Google or at where advice on submissions is also available.



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