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Dunia Kang Ouw / Jiang Hu / Gong Wu 江湖

Dunia kang ouw adalah terminologi yang dipakai dalam berbagai cerita silat, dan tentu saja, dipopulerkan di Indonesia dalam bahasa hokkien oleh Asmaran S. Kho Ping Hoo.

Dalam bahasa mandarin, Jiang Hu 江湖 secara literal bermakna ‘sungai dan danau’, dan diterjemahkan sebagai idiom: ‘dunia persilatan.’ Pada tahun 2004 dirilis film berjudul Gong Wu (transliterasi jyutping/Kanton), dan alternate titlenya adalah Triad Underworld. Gong Wu Lou 江湖佬 sendiri memang istilah yang dipakai untuk menyebut anggota Triad. Benang merah di sini adalah “tidak ada hukum dan aparat” dalam dunia Kang Ow. Perbedaan diselesaikan secara ksatria dalam pertempuran.

Ini adalah posting pendek untuk memandu research lebih dalam bila ada yang penasaran gan.

Ada pembahasan menarik mengenai tinjauan sejarah dari Kang Ouw / Kang Uw dari situs budaya-tionghoa.net di sini, di mana para pelaku dunia tersebut adalah orang yang tidak terikat dengan norma masyarakat Konfusianisme :
http://web.budaya-tionghoa.net/index.php/item/1764-istilah-kangouw 
Lebih dalam lagi mengenai kang-ouw:
http://kaleidoscope.cultural-china.com/en/176Kaleidoscope4885.html 

Phantom Fighter, a jiangshi game that probably you have never heard about

Chinese hopping vampire (technically it’s a zombie) aka jiangshi or kyonshi, is Chinese mythological creature that gave birth to many 90’s horror-comedy movies and tv series, and prominently referenced in pop culture across the world (e.g. shaman king, dark stalkers series, etc).

I love chinese vampire movies, and of course I’m a huge fan of the late Lam Ching Ying. Until today, no one beats his portrayal as a vampire’s ass-kicking Taoist-priest. Back then, I stayed late at night just to watch Vampire Expert aired on local TV Station. Trust me, it was big effort for me back then.

That time, I thought it would be cool if someone actually created a jiangshi-themed video game. But I really did not know that the game had actually existed, developed in 1988 Marionette Co., Ltd and published by Pony Canon and FCI.

I haven’t played this game, but I learned that this game was praised for relatively realistic movement and fighting animations – that time. Pretty cool actually. I can’t remember how kicking jiangshis can actually neutralize them but it was from 80’s. This game was even before HK jiangshi movie craze era..

I’ve been wishing that someone will develop a jiangshi game with modern-day graphic and game complexity. Hopefully not another stuff like this (lol):

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