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wu·xia

 (wo͞o′shyä′)
n.
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 : , 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).]
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wuxia

(ˈwuːˌʃiːˈɑː)
n
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]
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The Mahu Sag is bounded to the northwest by the Wuxia and Kebai Fault Belts, to the east by the Shiyingtan Uplift, the Yingxi Sag, and the Sangequan and Xiayan Uplifts and to the south by the Dabasong and Zhongguai Uplifts [31] (Figure 1(a)).
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We also had wuxia [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (martial arts) journals.