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.