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Jin Yong is the peng name of Cha Liang Yong, or Louis Cha. He was born on the 6th of Feburary, 1924 and is one of the most popular Chinese novelists in modern China.



As a best-selling Chinese author, he enjoys the fame of the finest Chinese Kung Fu and chivalry genre writer. His works are spread over all the Chinese-reading areas in the world, including Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, the United States and other countries.

His works also have been adopted for the big screen and TV series. The beginning of his story-writing was an attempt to keep the newspaper Ming Bao, a Hong Kong daily he co-founded, alive. Gradually his writing took up momentum and reached its peak when his fifteenth book, Yi Tian Tu Long, was published. Many of his words and phrases are used daily by many Chinese people.

Translation of Jin-yong's works

One of the protagonists Xiao Long Nu in The Return of Condor Heroes

The books currently available are:


  • The Book and the Sword - published by Oxford University Press, translated by Graham Earnshaw, edited by John Minford and Rachel May
  • The Deer and the Cauldron (in three volumes) - published by Oxford University Press, translated by John Minford
  • Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain - published by China University Press, translated by Olivia Mok

Other works available in English include:

  • The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber - in comic book form by Ma Wing-shing, published by ComicsOne
  • The Legendary Couple - in comic book form by Tony Wong, published by ComicsOne
  • Laughing in the Wind - DVD collection of the 2001 CCTV series with English subtitles released in the United States.
  • The Return of the Condor Heroes - in comic book form by Wee Tian Beng, published by Asiapac Books

                    Picture above at left: The two protagonists in The Return of Condor Heroes - Xiao Long Nu and Yang Guo, Starring Crystal Liu and Huang Xiaoming



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