Louis Cha, also known as Jin Yong, died at the Hong Kong In , Cha followed Chen with his maiden wuxia novel, The Book And The. On the evening of Oct. 30, wuxia writer Jin Yong passed away at The New Yorker made a fair remark: “Of course, there were other wuxia writers, and there. Jin Yong’s wuxia novels are listed below in chronological order.

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Lead male characters of Jinyong novels are often portrayed from a young age around adolescence ; the plot follows their trials and tribulations, before they eventually usually attain the highest levels of martial arts:. In several movie adaptations including ‘Swordsman II’ starring Jet Lithe story is specified to take yobg during the reign of the Wanli Emperorwhich would make it the late Ming Dynasty but just before the period of Manchu encroachment.

Despite the early promise he showed for publishing, Cha hoped to be a diplomat and enrolled at the Central School of Governance in Chongqing in You may also like. Czech prime minister hits back at Chinese Huawei claims. In the return of the Condor Heroes, the second book of the trilogy, she was an infamous and cold-blooded killer, yet a drop dead gorgeous beauty ylng the same time.

In short, they can be outcasts of societies who have not forsaken their own faiths and beliefs. I started translating the book to help improve my Chinese, but after a while other ideas impinged on the process.

The Smiling, Proud Wanderer 1. Mainstream society belonged to the Confucian scholar-officials.

Throughout his books, Jinyong places wxia emphasis on Han Chinese self-determination and identity, and many of his novels are set in time periods when China was occupied or under the threat of occupation by northern peoples such as Khitans, Jurchens, Mongols, or Manchus.


Qiao Feng Throughout the ages of ancient Chinese history, writers and martial artists have always been faced with making a choice between living a secular or monastic life. Jianghu is more or less the essence of wuxia literature. In The Legend of the Condor Heroesfor example, he casts Genghis Khan and his sons as capable and intelligent military leaders against the corrupt and ineffective bureaucrats of the Han Chinese Song Dynasty. Chen and Cha became good friends, and it was under the former’s influence that Cha began work on his first serialized martial arts novel, Wudia Romance of the Book and Swordin His second wife also joined the founding team.

Cha stated that he had never intended to create the couplet.

So I tried to be as faithful to the spirit of the original as I could be, and simplified some elements of the story and the writing to make it more acceptable to an English-reading audience. Skip to main content. The New Yorker made a fair remark: He had always wanted to live a tranquil and peaceful life with the love of his life Azhu, raising sheep and cattle away from the hassles of life, but gave in to the tragic destiny that lay before him. Between andCha revised all of his works.

After the communists swept into power inhis father was deemed an oppressive landowner and executed. The problem with it is that the reader cannot then know what is Cha and what is John Minford.

Legacy of Louis Cha ‘Jin Yong’ to live on through wuxia-inspired video games

Leftist extremists in Hong Kong responded by putting Cha on their assassination list. Louis Cha, the newsman and master storyteller whose unputdownable wuxia novels made him the most popular living Chinese author in his lifetime, has died in Hong Kong at the age of When I contacted him in earlyto say that I was translating his book, The Book and the Swordinto English, he was very enthusiastic and generous with his time.


Throughout the ylng of ancient Chinese history, writers and martial artists have always been faced with making a choice between living a secular or monastic life. Balance Trump, cosy up to China, Koreas: More on this story. Thank you You are on the list.

Obituary: Jin Yong fused martial arts fantasy, history and romance into must-read novels

quxia Some of the couples do live happily ever after, but often find themselves mixed up in miseries and complicated affairs. Blade-dance of the Two Lovers. She made him a handkerchief embroidered with mandarin ducks, which is a symbol for undying lovers in Chinese culture. Ying had been searching for suxia for over twenty years. After returning from the political wilderness in the early s, he was said to have asked for a set of Cha’s books to be bought for him from outside the Bamboo Curtain.

Jin Yong Through Ming Pao, Jin tried to convey four beliefs wuxja his, which are strong patriotism, Confucianism, anti-war ideologies, and conservatism against radical attempts to change the established order.

Yueyun is the name of his child servant, a girl put up as collateral for a loan her parents got from his parents. Cha would dominate the genre with his whxia of wuxia fiction, which was infused with his concern about a China in the throes of Maoism and steeped in the history, culture and philosophy of the homeland he had left.

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