Understanding Chinese Fantasy Genres: A primer for wuxia, xianxia, and xuanhuan (Paperback)
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Do you love Chinese fantasy?Do you want to understand it better?Maybe you're a longtime fan who would like a handy reference guide. Maybe you're new to the genre and don't have the time to watch hours of videos to catch up. Or maybe you're an aspiring writer hoping to create authentic cultivation or xianxia content. Regardless, this is the book for you. Here's why.I took some of the most popular videos in my Chinese Fantasy Novel FAQ YouTube series and put them into written form. 25 chapters, each packed with vital language and cultural information. I've also added examples from existing Chinese fantasy novel translations to make things more interesting, relevant, and understandable.Get it now If you want to know exactly what content is inside, check out this complete chapter list: Chapter 1: The Industry and the GenresChapter 2: Clans and SectsChapter 3: Alcohol and "Wine"Chapter 4: Harems and PolygamyChapter 5: Sworn BrotherhoodChapter 6: Courting DeathChapter 7: "Beat You to Death"Chapter 8: Forms of Address Among Family MembersChapter 9: Forms of Address in Sects and Other OrganizationsChapter 10: "I, Your Father"Chapter 11: Confusion About Stars and PlanetsChapter 12: Differences between Daoist Magics, Divine Abilities, and Magical TechniquesChapter 13: "Devils" and "Demons"Chapter 14: ClonesChapter 15: Spirit StonesChapter 16: Qi Deviation, Fire Deviation, and Cultivation Deviation, etc.?Chapter 17: Nascent SoulsChapter 18: Breakthroughs and BottlenecksChapter 19: Why Immortals aren't "Immortal"Chapter 20: What is Cultivation?Chapter 21: The Ruthlessness and Brutality of the Cultivation WorldChapter 22: What is the Jianghu?Chapter 23: Unheroic Heroes?Chapter 24: Unrealistic Sizes and DistancesChapter 25: Why Immortal Cultivators often don't "act their age"Appendix 1: List of Chinese terms with pinyinAppendix 2: References.