wuxia(redirected from Wu-hsia)
A genre of Chinese fiction or other narrative work characterized by chivalrous heroes, martial arts, swordplay, and sometimes elements of fantasy, often in a historical setting.
[Mandarin wǔxiá : wǔ, military, martial (from Middle Chinese ʋuə̆´, from Old Chinese *m(r)aʔ; akin to Tibetan dmag, army, and Burmese mak, soldier) + xiá, chivalrous hero, knight errant (from Middle Chinese xɦjiap, from Old Chinese *gêp).]
1. (Film) a genre of Chinese fiction and film, concerning the adventures of sword-wielding chivalrous heroes
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a genre of Chinese fiction and film, concerning the adventures of sword-wielding chivalrous heroes
[from Chinese: martial-chivalric]