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Author Liu, Petrus.
Title Stateless subjects : Chinese martial arts literature and postcolonial history / Petrus Liu.
Published Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell East Asia Program, c2011.
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 Floor4  PL2419.M37 L58 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 264 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Cornell East Asia series ; 162
Cornell East Asia series ; 162.
Contents The vicissitudes of anticolonial nationalism -- Women and martial arts : Crouching tiger, hidden dragon's marital, martial, and Marxian problems -- The permanent arms economy : Jin Yong's historical fiction and the Cold War in Asia -- Jin Yong's Islam in the Chinese Cultural Revolution -- A tale of two Chinas : Gu Long and anomalous colonies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-259) and index.
Summary Provides a historical and political interpretation of the martial arts novel, making a case for the importance and significance of the genre and relating it to movements such as the Ming desire to overthrow the Qing, anticolonial nationalism of the 1920s, the Cold War, and the rise of Taiwanese consciousness.
Subject Martial arts fiction, Chinese -- History and criticism.
Chinese fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9781933947822 (alk. paper)
1933947829 (alk. paper)
9781933947624 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1933947624 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 742519225