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— by Gary K. Wolfe and Liz Bourke: After decades of movies, games, manga, and TV, it might well be that contemporary audiences are more familiar with the conventions of wuxia than with the classic American Western – not that there isn’t a fair amount of overlap. The crucial opening scene of Zen Cho’s The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, for example, works just as well in either tradition: a bandit enters a coffeehouse, examines a wanted poster, and then steps in, along with an older bandit who has just entered, to defend a young waitress from a bullying, irate customer…

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