Tuesday, July 29, 2014


I had the pleasure of meeting Chang Yaoyuan through wuxia fan pages online. He is from China, well versed in Chinese literature and is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge of wuxia with English-speakers. In this video he explains the concept of wuxia, getting into the literal and metaphorical meaning of the original chinese characters. 

If you are interested in learning more, here are some handy online resources: 

An Introduction to the Wuxia Genre


Wuxia Edge

Wuxia Pan

About Chang Yaoyuan: Chang Yaoyuan is Chinese language instructor on iTalki and can be contacted here. He is a wuxia fan and writer, with an interest in Chinese history and philosophy. Chang's favorite wuxia novelist is Jin Yong (sometimes called Louis Cha in English) and his favorite Jin Yong novel is Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils. 

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