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The Spatial Aesthetics of Hu Jinquan's Martial Arts Films

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DOI: 10.23977/artpl.2021.21007 | Downloads: 15 | Views: 1220


Junfei Xu 1


1 Peking University School of Arts, Beijing, China

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Junfei Xu


The main purpose of this article is to understand the artistic style of Hu Jinquan's films and his clever use of film space through the analysis of his martial arts films. He also explores how he perfectly integrates real history, Chinese cultural contexts and Chinese philosophy into film space, forming unique The aesthetics of film space with “Chinese characteristics”.


Martial art film, Traditional aesthetics, Spatial art


Junfei Xu. The Spatial Aesthetics of Hu Jinquan's Martial Arts Films. Art and Performance Letters (2021) 2: 33-35. DOI:


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[3] Gu Chunfang, “The Sword and the Mirror: The Clarity of the Mind: The Aesthetic Quest of The Assassin Nie Yinniang”, Film Criticism, 2015 (6).

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