credits to razori https://www.reddit.com/r/LightNovel..._chinese_id_like_to_talk_about_those_chinese/ credits to araere https://www.reddit.com/r/noveltrans...is_xianxia_or_can_a_foreigner_really_write_a/ Xianxia is basically an umbrella term for westerners. Most of the novel we think are xianxia are not. ISSTH is a true Xianxia because the MC is a good person. Something like Xian Ni (where the MC isn't good) is not , but it has other Xianxia qualities and is thus a Xiuzhen. Decided to post this here cause of a thread I saw. The explanation is might not be useful coming from me since I'm mostly pulling this from reddit, but still just something to use here. @Tony could this be stickied?