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3rd May '16 8:28:08 AM jinjoo88
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* The Chinese drama''Series/NirvanaInFire'' is a straight example. A powerful leader of a martial arts alliance returns to his native land to claim justice for his wrongly executed father and the entire Chiyan arymy.
2nd May '16 12:05:58 PM Dame-Amaryllis
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* ''Literature/NocteYin'' draws many elements from this, especially where the four great martial-art sects are concerned.
30th Apr '16 4:56:34 PM Prime32
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Although some ''wuxia'' stories are set in modern times, or even the future, most take place in the "Martial Arts World" of ''Jiānghú'' (江湖 -- literally "rivers and lakes") a FantasyCounterpartCulture of ImperialChina. The ''Jianghu'' is a "shared universe", populated by martial-artists and monks, [[KnightErrant wandering knights]] and beautiful princesses, thieves and beggars, priests and healers, merchants and craftsmen. The best ''wuxia'' writers draw a vivid picture of the intricate relationships of honour, loyalty, love and hate between individuals and between communities in this milieu. It is implicit that law and government are unjust, ineffective and/or corrupt, requiring the ''xia'' to settle differences by force moderated only by their chivalrous code, and often forcing them to live as outlaws despite their noble characters. In modern Chinese, perhaps as a result of these connotations of a separate world with its own rules, the term ''jianghu'' has taken on other meanings, including [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs the underworld or criminal gangs]].

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Although some ''wuxia'' stories are set in modern times, or even the future, most take place in the "Martial Arts World" of ''Jiānghú'' (江湖 -- literally "rivers and lakes") a FantasyCounterpartCulture of ImperialChina. The ''Jianghu'' is a "shared universe", populated by martial-artists and monks, [[KnightErrant wandering knights]] and beautiful princesses, thieves and beggars, priests and healers, merchants and craftsmen. The best ''wuxia'' writers draw a vivid picture of the intricate relationships of honour, loyalty, love and hate between individuals and between communities in this milieu. It is implicit that law and government are unjust, ineffective and/or corrupt, requiring the ''xia'' to settle differences by force moderated only by their chivalrous code, and often forcing them to live as outlaws despite their noble characters. In modern Chinese, perhaps as a result of these connotations of [[WainscotSociety a separate world with its own rules, rules]], the term ''jianghu'' has taken on other meanings, including [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs the underworld or criminal gangs]].


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* WainscotSociety
25th Mar '16 7:52:15 PM ANTMuddle
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* MartialPacifist

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* MartialPacifistMartialPacifist: Also pretty much a standard.
24th Mar '16 5:19:11 AM Arcorann
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* I Eat Tomatoes specialises in these, with many of his works sharing a universe including ''Literature/CoilingDragon'', ''Literature/StellarTransformations'' and ''Literature/DesolateEra''.
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22nd Jan '16 7:41:31 AM Redkun
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* ''VideoGame/BladeAndSoul'' is practically Wuxia: The {{MMORPG}}.
20th Jan '16 8:32:33 AM Willbyr
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* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' was heavily inspired by ''wuxia''. In fact the director, Yasuhiro Imagawa, [[AuthorAppeal rather likes wuxia]], which also shows up to a greater degree in ''GiantRobo'' and less so in ''Anime/ShinMazinger''.

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* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' was heavily inspired by ''wuxia''. In fact the director, Yasuhiro Imagawa, [[AuthorAppeal rather likes wuxia]], which also shows up to a greater degree in ''GiantRobo'' ''Manga/GiantRobo'' and less so in ''Anime/ShinMazinger''.
19th Dec '15 8:10:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' was heavily inspired by ''wuxia''. In fact the director, Yasuhiro Imagawa, [[AuthorAppeal rather likes wuxia]], which also shows up to a greater degree in ''GiantRobo'' and less so in ''ShinMazinger''.

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* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' was heavily inspired by ''wuxia''. In fact the director, Yasuhiro Imagawa, [[AuthorAppeal rather likes wuxia]], which also shows up to a greater degree in ''GiantRobo'' and less so in ''ShinMazinger''.''Anime/ShinMazinger''.
16th Dec '15 11:39:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Weapons Of The Gods'' and its successor ''LegendsOfTheWulin'' are epic systems designed to showcase both the variety of kung fu techniques and the high power level of Wuxia - "Ranked Fighters" (AKA "Xia") can literally take down dozens of nameless {{mooks}} right out the gate, and character abilities deal with destiny, the wills of heaven and hell, and the fate of all of China (though it does have a lot of detail in its musings on cultural detail).

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** ''Weapons Of The Gods'' and its successor ''LegendsOfTheWulin'' ''TabletopGame/LegendsOfTheWulin'' are epic systems designed to showcase both the variety of kung fu techniques and the high power level of Wuxia - "Ranked Fighters" (AKA "Xia") can literally take down dozens of nameless {{mooks}} right out the gate, and character abilities deal with destiny, the wills of heaven and hell, and the fate of all of China (though it does have a lot of detail in its musings on cultural detail).
11th Dec '15 2:47:44 PM VoxAquila
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* ''Series/IntoTheBadlands'' which draws inspiration from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest.''
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