The Jin Yong Phenomenon: Chinese Martial Arts Fiction and Modern Chinese Literary History

by Ann Huss and Jianmei Liu

Table of Contents


The Tree within the Forest: The Wonderful Culture of Rivers and Lakes


Introduction: Jin Yong and Martial Arts Fiction

Chapter One: Jin Yong and Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature

(Liu Zaifu)

Chapter Two: The Language of Jin Yong’s Writing: A New Direction in the Development of Modern Chinese

(Li Tuo)

Chapter Three: Transcending “High” and “Low” Distinctions in Literature: The Success of Jin Yong and the Future of Martial Arts Novels

(Chen Pingyuan)

Chapter Four: ‘Rewriting’ Jin Yong’s Novels into the Canon: A Consideration of Jin Yong Novels as Serialized Fiction

(Li Yijian)

Chapter Five: The Labyrinth of Identity: Jin Yong’s Song of the Swordsman

(John Christopher Hamm)

Chapter Six: Nation-State, Individual Identity, and Historical Memory: Conflicts between Han and Non-Han Peoples in Jin Yong’s Novels

(Weijie Song)

Chapter Seven: Space, Swordsmen, and Utopia: The Dualistic Imagination in Jin Yong’s Narratives

(Weijie Song)

Chapter Eight: Gender Politics in Jin Yong’s Martial Art Novels

(Jianmei Liu)

Chapter Nine: Translating Jin Yong: The Context, the Translator, and the Texts

(Shuang Shen)

Chapter Ten: The Ship in a Bottle: The Construction of an Imaginary China in Jin Yong’s Fiction

(Xiaofei Tian)

Chapter Eleven: Jin Yong’s Martial Arts Picture Manuals

(Carlos Rojas)

Chapter Twelve: Reconfiguring Jianghu on Screen

(Ping Fu)

Afterword: Several Important Issues Regarding the Jin Yong Phenomenon

(Liu Zaifu)

Select Glossary of Chinese Characters

Jin Yong’s Works of Martial Arts Fiction





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