Wuxia and 9Dragons (3)

“In the River-lake, a man cannot decide for himself.”

Does this sound familiar? When you finish VOH River-Lake is a word you encounter. In Wuxia novels this word has to do with secrets and secret societies.

Unlike the rural Bandits of the Lulin or aloof Wanderers of the Wulin, a secret society members belonged to the urban community. Derived from mutual-benefit societies, the Tang (Hall Society) was a community center, where members could gather to socialize. During times of disaster or hardship, the society provided financial aid or shelter. In other circumstances, they offered physical protection of life and property. In essence, the secret society which was to substitute lineage welcomed dismissed Peasants, demobilized soldiers, and other social Outcasts of the River-Lake. It offered security, and the sense of family members which would otherwise not have.

Below I made a list of the most popular wuxia novels that have been turn into TV adaptation:

BASED ON JIN YONG’S NOVELS:

1.LEGEND OF THE CONDOR HEROES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_2zt8XG9EQ

2.RETURN OF THE CONDOR HEROES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajlc5dXFYZc

3.DEMI-GODS AND SEMI-DEVILS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPr8tRv_5wY

4.THE ROMANCE OF THE BOOK AND THE SWORD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgc6yvQpyTI

5.XIAO AO JIANG HU/ STATE OF DIVINITY aka SMILING PROUD WANDERER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b89KVMf5MLI

6.FLYING FOX OF THE SNOWY MOUNTAIN and NEW TALES OF FLYING FOX

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4u2ZQWras8

7.BI XUE JIAN/CRIMSON SABRE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUu1ar0G9Mk

8.DUKE OF MOUNT DEER/ LU DING JI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W0kAiG1AsM

9.ODE TO GALLANTRY aka XIA KE XING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxROqfKKXOg&feature=related

10.SECRET OF LINKED CITIES (LIAN CHENG JUE)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG6jNMDtIdg

11.Yueh Nv Jian (The Sword of Yueh Maiden)

BASED ON GU LONG’S NOVELS
1.LIU XING, HU DIE, JIAN aka METEOR, BUTTERFLY, SWORD

2.THE LEGEND OF LU XIAOFENG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCKw8_SEz_w

3.CHU LIU XIANG SERIES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QULGM3539lo

4.FLYING DAGGER SERIES (XIAOLI FEIDAO – XLFD) / (FEIDAO YOUJIAN FEIDAO – FDYJFD / DUOQING JIANKE WUQING JIAN – DQJKWQJ)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQSmIvSMxoE&feature=related

5.LEGENDARY TWINS (JUEDAI SHUANGJIAO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYYawEaTjhg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_kyAVVdArU

6.THE ELEVENTH SON (XIAO SHIYILANG)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG384o33Q2M

7.BORDERTOWN WANDERER (BING ZHENG LANG ZI)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjK1C1A-hfU

8.YUAN YUE WAN DAO/ CURVED MOON SHAPED SABRE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlLAwO11FLY

9.JIU YUE YING FEI/ FLYING EAGLE IN SEPTEMBER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qflKLG1GDnE

10.HUAN HUA XI JIAN LU/ 浣花洗劍錄 /THE TALE OF REFINING THE SWORD LIKE CLEANSING THE FLOWER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeXbhR60_JA

11.TIAN YA, MINGYUE DAO aka HORIZON, BRIGHT MOON SABRE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9qNmUYC7h0

12.GU XING ZHUAN/ THE LONESTAR SWORDSMAN

13.SAN SHAO YE DE JIAN

14.MING JIAN FENG LIU / 名剑风流

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VABBY01yw9M

15.WU LIN WAI SHI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8IX-QZzeSk

16.BIXUE XI YINQIANG / RIGHTEOUS BLOOD CLEANSING SILVERSPEARS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sy4W3voS-s

17.DA REN WU /THE BIG TIME CELEBRITY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z7kYW-grUg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJxsNZ-uBTc

18.DA DI FEI YING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDg5GqPtybg

19.DA QI YINGXIONG ZHUAN / 大旗英雄传 /THE BIG FLAG HERO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnv6ct4oDtI

20.CE MA XIAO XI FENG

21.YINGXIONG WU LEI/ HERO WITHOUT TEARS/ 英雄无泪

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddCy31w9eRc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DSpS77Uzp4

22./ 飘香剑雨 / The Cyclone of Swords

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HZDu-u7KNU

BASED ON WANG DULU ‘S NOVEL:
1.CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQw5s2oiqk0

BASED ON LIANG YUSHENG ‘S NOVELS
1.LEGEND OF THE WHITE-HAIRED MAIDEN (BAIFA MONU ZHUAN)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-4YqRqJRhY

2.PING ZONG XIA YING LU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7risFt7rpyI

3.JADE BOW LEGEND/ YUN HAI YU GONG YUAN

4.SEVEN SWORDSMEN LEAVE MT HEAVEN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Xcx4nvYuY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_lFsmRSi2Q

5.游 剑 江 湖 – YOU JIAN JIANG HU– The Drifting Sword/The Sword that Roams Jiang Hu.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m37W6FqhEg

6.XIA GU DAN XIN / CHIVALRIOUS BONE AND LOYALTY:

BASED ON HUANG YING’S NOVELS
1.REINCARNATED/ TIEN CAN PIEN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUcZ7yd8G_4

BASED ON HUANG YI’S NOVELS
1.FU YU FAN YUN / 覆雨翻雲

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5IkkCGtvvQ

2.HUNTER’S PREY/ WU JIN XUE JIAN/乌金血剑

3.A STEP INTO THE PAST

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLTwIsqm57g

4.DA TANG SHUANG LONG ZHUAN

BASED ON WO LONG SHENG’S NOVELS:
1.JIN JIAN DIAO LING

2.FEI YAN JIN LONG

3.XIAN HE SHEN ZHEN (仙鹤神针) (Mythical Crane Magical Needle)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1EWXGIeQLw

4.JIANG XUE XUAN (绛雪玄霜)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asFyIwvuPDM

BASED ON NI KUANG’S NOVELS:
1.十三太保 SHISAN TAIBAO/ THIRTEEN PROTECTORS/ THE WILD BUNCH

http://www.tudou.com/playlist/id/2235620/

2.六指琴魔 DEMON OF THE LUTE (Six-Fingered Demon of the Lute)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfdRd6mtD6Q

BASED ON WEN RUI AN’S NOVELS:
1.SI DA MING BU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKK6oc1sMhg

2.A SPEAR OF ALARM / 惊艳一枪,

3.SHEN SHUANG LI BU YI (神相李布衣系列)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H37eX6wamZo

BASED ON LIU CAN YANG’S NOVEL:
1.TIAN FO ZHANG (天佛掌)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFf_MkM9dao

BASED ON XIAO YI’S NOVEL:
1.MA MING FENG XIAO XIAO (马鸣风萧萧)

BASED ON YU DONG LOU’S NOVEL:
1.DUA DAO XING (短刀行)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg44GENKj2w

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16 responses to “Wuxia and 9Dragons (3)

  1. Your effort is much appreciated ST. Thank you for the novels names and the links. I didn’t knew they have so many. I think I sow 2%. Thank you again.

  2. WOW> Great share. Thank you, I will watch it and try to read some of the novels, to see how they look like. I hope I will find them in english.

  3. You Rock Man, this is great offering from you mate. Keep up the good work. 😀 . Now its time to churn out some stories….^^

  4. Keep the good work S.T. It is good to know and to understand what stood behind 9Dragons story, how others wuxia novelists see the Wulin, the fractions (the clans), the love stories, the heroes and martial skills.

  5. Indeed awesome job with sharing this to us. I can’t wait to watch some of wuxia work, I like what is illustrated.

  6. One year from now I have what to read and watch. Thank you. I love martial arts novels and movies. Keep the awesome job going!

  7. I love Wuxia, but I hate sad endings! I always watched it when I was a little kid. Thank you too for sharing so many novels and movies.

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