Posted 20 June 2009 - 10:26 PM
I happened to stumble upon this wiki: http://en.wikipedia....i/Moshuh_Nanren
Are they actually real or just made up wiki? What is Chinese characters for "Moshuh Nanren"?
Sofar, I can't find the Chinese Character for "Moshuh Nanren". It sounds like 魔术南人 (literally means "magic southerners"). However, I don't think this is the real Chinese term for it. The "Moshuh Nanren" doesn't seem to exist in Chinese history records (at least I cannot find it) and I don't know how this term "Moshuh Nanren" came about. I speculate that the term "Moshuh Nanren" could have originated from various Ninjia-related Gaming, which may not be historically accurate.
The closest equivalent to the Japanese Ninja in ancient China (during Warring States period) were warriors-assassins known as "Sishi 死士" (literally "death warrior"). They served various feudal lords and were known for their mission in assassinations. Examples of "Sishi" in Chinese history include Jingke 荆轲 , Zhuanzhu 专诸, Yaoli 要离, Nieshi Jiedi 聂氏姐弟, Houying 候赢, Zhuhai 朱亥 etc.
The "Sishi" later evolved into "Xiake 侠客" (warriors) in the Chinese pugilist world, which are equivalent to the knights or paladin in Europe.
Edited by General_Zhaoyun, 20 June 2009 - 10:41 PM.
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