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    Default Is there a wuxia story that features *no* Taoist or Buddhist clergymen characters?

    Many wuxia martial arts techniques are derived from philosophical principles founded in Buddhist or Taoist spiritual thought. As such, almost any wuxia story you can think of will feature characters who are Buddhist or Taoist clergical people (i.e. monks and nuns).

    Is there any wuxia story that features absolutely *no* Buddhist or Taoist clergical characters at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cheng View Post
    Many wuxia martial arts techniques are derived from philosophical principles founded in Buddhist or Taoist spiritual thought. As such, almost any wuxia story you can think of will feature characters who are Buddhist or Taoist clergical people (i.e. monks and nuns).

    Is there any wuxia story that features absolutely *no* Buddhist or Taoist clergical characters at all?
    A lot of really short ones like Sword of Yue Maiden.

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    what about evil monks? are they still considered buddhist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren Ying Ying View Post
    what about evil monks? are they still considered buddhist?
    Yep. I'd even count people simply *disguised* as monks.

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    I'm also interested in knowing whether there is a wuxia story that does not feature any of the following organizations: Shaolin, Wudang, Emei, Kunlun, Kongtong, Huashan, Taishan, Diancang, Qingcheng, or Beggar's Union.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ View Post
    I'm also interested in knowing whether there is a wuxia story that does not feature any of the following organizations: Shaolin, Wudang, Emei, Kunlun, Kongtong, Huashan, Taishan, Diancang, Qingcheng, or Beggar's Union.
    A Deadly Secret had minimal involvement from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChanceEncounter View Post
    A Deadly Secret had minimal involvement from them.
    That's right!!
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ View Post
    I'm also interested in knowing whether there is a wuxia story that does not feature any of the following organizations: Shaolin, Wudang, Emei, Kunlun, Kongtong, Huashan, Taishan, Diancang, Qingcheng, or Beggar's Union.
    any of them? you must mean "all" of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren Ying Ying View Post
    any of them? you must mean "all" of them?
    *shocked*

    You must be psychic!
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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