Wuxia, martial arts stories about heroes and outlaws, used to be one of the most popular literary genres in the Chinese-speaking world. After countless novels, films and video games, how are the creators of China’s “knight errant” stories modernizing the genre? 


- Gigi Chang: wuxia translator
- Lai Jingping: Wuxiaworld founder and CEO
- Felix Lou: former vice-managing director of Xiangshan Film Studio & Skywood Founder

To go further

- Wuxia novels published on TWOC: Restaurant of The Thousand Arms, Martial Tea and Night Moves, by author Hu Yuesheng (胡月生).

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With thanks to Ren Jiayin for production assistance and Sean Calvo for music support. 

author Aladin Farré

Aladin Farré is the founder and host of Middle Earth Podcast and a contributing writer at The World of Chinese.