About Jin Yong

Jin Yong (1924-2018), pen name of Louis Cha, born in Haining, Zhejiang. He held a master's and doctorate degree in philosophy from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Jin Yong took on many roles in his life, serving as a journalist, translator, editor, screenwriter, director, etc. In 1959, he founded Ming Pao in Hong Kong, followed by Ming Pao Monthly and Ming Pao Weekly, as well as Ming Pao Publications, and retired in 1993. He authored fifteen epic martial arts novels which are widely acclaimed among readers. Hailed as "the shared language of the Chinese community worldwide", his works have sparked a trend of Jinology at home and abroad. The Jin Yong Novel Collection has been translated into various languages, including English, French, Italian, German, Greek, Polish, Finnish, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay and Indonesian.

Jin Yong received a plurality of honours throughout his life, including an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) from the United Kingdom government, a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres from the French government, and a Grand Bauhinia Medal, the highest award in the Hong Kong SAR. In addition, he was awarded honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the University of Macau, Chengchi University in Taiwan, the University of British Columbia in Canada, Soka University in Japan, and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Jin Yong was also appointed as an honorary professor at the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of British Columbia, Peking University, Zhejiang University, Sun Yat-sen University, Nankai University, East China Normal University, Jilin University, Liaoning Normal University, Soochow University, and Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. Furthermore, he was elected as an honorary fellow of the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, the University of Melbourne in Australia, and the East Asian Institute in Singapore.

Jin Yong served as the Dean of the School of Literature at Zhejiang University, as well as a professor and doctoral supervisor. He was a senior researcher at the Institute for Chinese Studies at the University of Oxford, an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia in Canada, the Honorary President of the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong, and the Honorary Vice-chairman of the China Writers Association.

The Book and the Sword

The Sword Stained with Royal Blood

The Eagle-shooting Heroes

The Giant Eagle and its Companion

Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain

The Young Flying Fox

The Heaven Sword and the Dragon Sabre

A Deadly Secret

The Demi-Gods and the Semi-Devils

Ode to the Gallantry

The Smiling, Proud Wanderer

The Deer and the Cauldron

Mandarin Duck Blades

A White Horse Neighs in the Western Wind