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Fighting Heroes: The Core Values of the Xia Tradition in Early China

By Albert Dalia, Ph.D.




Fighting Heroes: The Core Values of the Xia Tradition in Early China

The core values of China’s famed wuxia (heroic fiction) literature and cinema developed in response to the chaos and warfare of the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.E.). These heroic values appear to be rooted in individualism, which would seem to contradict the region’s vaunted sense of group cohesiveness.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 20 No. 3 (2011): 14 pages.


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