Projecting the ‘Chineseness’: Nationalism, Identity and Chinese Martial Arts Films

  title={Projecting the ‘Chineseness’: Nationalism, Identity and Chinese Martial Arts Films},
  author={L. Zhouxiang and Qi Zhang and Fan Hong},
  journal={The International Journal of the History of Sport},
  pages={320 - 335}
Wushu, also known as Kung Fu, is a traditional Chinese martial art. It also symbolises the strength of the Chinese and their pride in their history. Wushu came to be associated with Chinese nationalism after China's various defeats at the hands of foreign imperialist powers at the turn of the twentieth century. This relationship has been further strengthened through martial arts films. In the first half of the twentieth century, martial arts films helped to construct national identity among the… 
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