Category: Arts:Books

Conversations centered around Asian fantasy genres, featuring content creators and experts of all varieties. Hosted by Jeremy Bai, known by the online name Deathblade, a writer and translator who specializes in Chinese fantasy genres such as xianxia, xuanhuan, and wuxia. Logo art by Xiaofanchuanart.

September 2, 2021

Lingying Chong: Manager of Singapore-based Asiapac, publisher of Condor Heroes Collector‘s Edition comic

Lingying and I talk about growing up around a publishing house, Condor Heroes, Jin Yong, wuxia, and much more!

 

Lingying's links:

Hardcover Box Set: https://asiapacbooks.com/products/return-of-the-condor-heroes-collectors-edition-english 

PDF version: https://asiapacbooks.com/products/ebook-english-return-of-the-condor-heroes-collectors-edition 

 

Jeremy's links:

Website: https://jeremybai.com/ 

July 29, 2021

Etvolare: Returning guest! Chinese wuxia, xianxia, and period drama translator based out of Taipei

Etvolare and I get into a much more detailed and nuanced discussion than we had time for in the inaugural podcast. With a surprise ending...

 

Etvo's links:

Website: https://etvolare.com/ 

Return of the Swallow: https://www.volarenovels.com/novel/return-of-the-swallow 

Necropolis Immortal: https://www.wuxiaworld.com/novel/necropolis-immortal 

 

Jeremy's links:

Website: https://jeremybai.com/ 

July 22, 2021

Patrick Laplante a.k.a. Red Mirage: Beijing-based author of Painting the Mists

Patrick and I talk about life in China, xianxia, and his epic series Painting the Mists

 

Patrick's links:

Amazon author page: https://amzn.to/3isiDe4 

Website: https://paintingthemists.com/ 

 

Jeremy's links:

Website: https://jeremybai.com/ 

July 15, 2021

Anand Ramcheron: South Africa based concept and comic book artist

Anand and I talk about drawing wuxia/xianxia art, A Will Eternal, art theory, and more!

 

Anand's links:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anand_ramcheron/ 

 

Jeremy's links:

Website: https://jeremybai.com/ 

July 14, 2021

Apology and Announcement(s)

TLDL:

1) Sorry for the poor audio quality on the previous epsidoe and upcoming episode. My headphones broke, forcing me to record without them, leading to a feedback problem. I'll pick up a replacement pair before recording the next episode.

2) My series The Nine Heavens and Ten Earths has been picked up by a publisher. I'll soon pull all the books from Amazon, whereupon the publisher will relaunch them. Books 1-3 will be combined into a new "volume 1." There will be some additional content that I can provide for free to anyone who already read the series. I will be writing "volume 2" of the series later this year, and it will be published sometime in 2022.

3) When writing "volume 2" I might need to take a short hiatus from the podcast to focus on writing. Time will tell.

July 8, 2021

FudgeNouget a.k.a. Minjae Kwon: Korean translator of Second Coming of Gluttony and other works

Minjae and I talk about Second Coming of Gluttony, translation theory, and more. My audio is slightly messed up, and I couldn't fix it, I apologize about that in advance.

 

Minjae's links:

Noveltranslations subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/noveltranslations/ 

 

Jeremy's links:

Website: https://jeremybai.com/ 

July 1, 2021

Ramsey Dewey: Shanghai-based MMA coach and YouTuber

Ramsey and I talk about life in China, MMA, traditional Chinese martial arts, and more!

 

Ramsey's links:

Website: https://mmafitnessclub.weebly.com/ 

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/ramseydewey 

 

Jeremy's links:

Website: https://jeremybai.com/ 

June 24, 2021

Podcast Update!

Just a quick update regarding the state of the podcast!

June 17, 2021

John Zhu: Host of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Water Margin podcasts

John and I talk about Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Water Margin, podcasting, and other things.

 

John's Links:

Website: http://chineselore.com/ 

 

Jeremy's Links:

Website: https://jeremybai.com/ 

June 10, 2021

AvenueX: YouTuber specializing in Chinese TV dramas and cultural content

AvenueX and I talk about life in Chongqing, costuming in Untamed and Hong Kong Shaw Brothers movies, and other topics.

 

AvenueX's links:

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAJa5VlzzRq7Ebr-IQbXqyA 

Website: https://avenuex.ca/ 

 

Jeremy's links:

The Nine Heavens and Ten Earths: http://mybook.to/9h10eTHP 

Website: https://jeremybai.com/