Paper Swordsmen: Jin Yong and the Modern Chinese Martial Arts Novel
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360pp. February 2006
Paper Swordsmen: Jin Yong and the Modern Chinese Martial Arts Novel
Author: Hamm, John Christopher;
The martial arts novel is one of the most distinctive and widely-read forms of modern Chinese fiction. In Paper Swordsmen, John Christopher Hamm offers the first in-depth English-language study of this fascinating and influential genre, focusing on

"Perceptive and well written. . . . Highly recommended." —China Review International (spring 2007)

"Paper Swordsmen is not merely a history of China’s most important martial arts writer and a critique of his expansive oeuvre, but more i

Author: Hamm, John Christopher;
Read the introduction (PDF).
Preface and Acknowledgments

A Note on Conventions

1 Introduction: The Literary and Historical Contexts of New School Martial Arts Fiction

2 Local Heroes: Guangdong School Martial Arts Fiction and the Colony of Hong Kong

3 The Marshes of Mount




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