|LC control no.||gf2016026101
|Genre/Form term||Martial arts fiction
|Found in||Work cat.: Ishida, Sanae. Little Kunoichi, the ninja girl, 2015 (a picture book for children; 1st subj. hdg.: Child ninja--Juvenile fiction; 2nd subj. hdg.: Martial arts--Juvenile fiction)
Kehl, M. Tournament of fear and other martial arts stories, ©1999.
Whitman, J. Ghostwarrior and other martial arts stories, ©2000.
Chen, P. The history of Chinese martial arts fiction, 2017.
Keulemans, P. Sound rising from the paper : nineteenth-century martial arts fiction and the Chinese acoustic imagination, 2014.
Wan, M.B. Green peony and the rise of the Chinese martial arts novel, ©2009.
LCSH, Oct. 26, 2016 (Martial arts fiction. BT Fiction; Martial arts fiction, Chinese. BT Chinese fiction; Martial arts fiction, Korean. BT Korean fiction)
University of Washington. College of Arts and Sciences. Perspectives newsletter, autumn 2006, viewed online Oct. 26, 2016: Martial arts, by the book (As a graduate student studying Asian literature, Chris Hamm envisioned a career studying Buddhist texts. Instead he has spent the past 15 years studying popular martial arts fiction from China ... Hamm describes martial arts novels as a combination of adventure and romance set in a mythical China of the past. The novels, he says, bear little resemblance to martial arts films. "Instead, think of a blend of Lord of the Rings fantasy--epic in scope, with strange beings--and the classic Western, with its mythification of national history. The novels take a fantasy of a certain period of the collective historical imagination and make it into a world of its own." In Chinese literature, there are tales of heroic swordsmen dating as far back as 200 B.C.E. In the Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E.), a genre of short fiction often included tales of swordsmen. Modern martial arts novels, intended to evoke these earlier traditions, are in fact markedly different. "The language, the narrative structure, and the themes are all different than what came before," says Hamm. "This is mass entertainment literature, and it uses mass entertainment approaches such as cliffhangers and emotional crises that modern readers find sympathetic.")
Ninja encyclopedia, via WWW, Oct. 27, 2016: Ninja as entertainment ＞ Ninjas as fiction in Japan (Kodan is kind of a storytelling. A story teller sits on the stage and he talks about war mostly chronicles and political stories in an amusing and interesting way to the audience. Right there, kodan storytellers spoke of activities and actions of ninjas such as "Sarutobi and Sasuke (猿飛 佐助)" with much passion. The appearance of ninja novels: In 1911, "Tatsukawa Bunko (立川文庫)" began being published. Until then, the mainstream way of enjoying Kodan was to listen to the story which a kodanshi told. A way of appreciating military histories by reading books had been discovered. Tatsukawa Bunko had been supported mainly by teenage boys especially his works on "Sarutobi, Sasuke" and "Kirigakure, Saizou (霧隠才蔵)" got great popularity. Both, Sasuke and Saizo were ninjas whose public biographies are not well known. Authors of these books took advantage of that fact and they dramatized the ninja stories on a large scale as fiction. For instance, in the novels, Sasuke could control any kind of Ninjutsu like witchcraft only by making symbolic signs with his fingers.)
Wikipedia, Oct. 27, 2016: Ninja in popular culture (Ninja-themed novels include: American Chillers and Magic Tree House series: New York Ninjas and Night of the Ninjas; Brett Wallace: Ninja Master: Eight-book series by Wade Barker (Richard Meyers); Demon King Daimao: Light novels by Shotaro Mizuki with girls representing the rival Koga and Iga ninja clans, they were adapted into anime and manga series; The Diamond Chariot: Erast Fandorin learns ninjutsu in Japan; Fukurō no Shiro by Ryotaro Shiba, who also wrote a collection of short stories (Saigo no Igamono); Kage Kara Mamoru!: Series of light novels adapted into manga and anime series; The Kouga Ninja Scrolls (Kōga Ninpōchō): Novel by Futaro Yamada about two rival ninja clans, the Iga and Kouga, adapted into manga and anime series and a live-action film; Tulku, a Tale of Modern Ninja: Novel by American ninjutsu practitioner Stephen K. Hayes; Kamui: A series of five novels by Tetsu Yano, later adapted in manga, anime and live-action formats; Ninja's Revenge and The Bamboo Bloodbath by Piers Anthony; Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe: Novel by Robert Asprin and George Takei, featuring a future ninja clan member; The Ninja: Thriller by Eric Van Lustbader featuring a half-Japanese, half-white character who received ninjutsu training in his youth; followed by The Miko, White Ninja, The Kaisho, Floating City and Second Skin; The Ninja Murders: Historical novel by Andrew B. Suhrer; Ninja Slayer: Series of Japanese cyberpunk novels by "Bradley Bond". They were later adapted into a manga and anime series; Not for Glory: Space opera novel by Joel Rosenberg about a mercenary Jewish-Japanese tribe which practices ninjutsu; Sanada Ten Braves (Sanada Jūyūshi): Meiji legend, first published in novel form in 1912 during the Taishō period; Shinobi no Mono: Series of novels by Tomoyoshi Murayama about the life of Ishikawa Goemon. During the 1960s it was adapted into a series of films about Goemon and other historical ninja; Tales of the Otori: The Tribe consists of five ninja families with powers; Tsuma-wa, Kunoichi: A historical novel)