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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I translated Chinese writer Louis Cha ‘Jin Yong’. Here’s why he never caught on in the West

Fans posted online their favourite stories and lines from his books. Archived from the original on 20 September In Taiwan, the situation is more complicated, as Cha’s books were initially banned.

In each, the heroes have attained the zenith in martial arts and most would be the epitome or embodiment of the traditional Chinese values in words or deeds, i. Replacing his brother as Board Chairman]”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

His sacrifice brought decades of peace for the two countries afterwards. Japan opens door to foreign workers — but will Japanese accept them? The Smiling, Proud Wanderer. Retrieved 26 November The Condor Trilogy by Jin Yong.

Currently, Jinyong is revising his novels for the second and probably last time. Most Popular Viewed 1. He is known to most by his penname Jin Yong or Kam-yung Cantoneseand is one of the most influential modern Chinese-language wuxia novelists of all time. Lots of his fictional characters were born in a warring period of the history, and were, more often than not, confronted by dilemmas of having to choose between their own happiness or the well-being of their nation.

When I contacted him in earlyto say that I was translating his book, The Book wxuia the Swordinto English, he was very enthusiastic and generous with his time. White Horse Neighs in the Western Wind.


And spanning the novels is Cha’s great theme, Chinese identity. His editorials were well respected, and Ming Pao gained a reputation as one of Hong Kong’s most highly rated press.

A Hero Is Born was expected to be published in February [37] [38]. Euxia also jinn a great amount of emphasis on traditional values such as face and honour. Lead suxia 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:. However, Cha gradually evolved his Chinese nationalism into an inclusionist concept which encompasses all present-day non-Han Chinese minorities.

But they are also deeply reflective of Chinese culture, with deep roots in Chinese history, language and nuance. Yoga ball murderer was a manipulative, wusia husband: Society Friends and family pay final respects to literary giant Louis Cha 13 Nov Cha’s references range from traditional Chinese medicineacupuncturemartial artsmusiccalligraphyweiqitea culturephilosophical schools of thought such as ConfucianismBuddhism and Taoism and imperial Chinese history.

The problem with it is that the reader cannot then know what is Cha and what is John Minford. His wuxia novels have a widespread following in Chinese communities worldwide. Views Read Edit View history. Yonng The Legend of the Condor Heroesfor example, he casts Genghis Khan and his sons as jij and intelligent military leaders against the corrupt and ineffective bureaucrats of the Han Chinese Song Dynasty.

Cha wrote a total of 15 pieces, of which one auxia of the Yue Maiden” was a short story and the other 14 were novels of various length. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The first complete definitive edition of his works appeared in His father, deemed a class enemy, was executed in China. So an English version is, for them, a godsend.

Jin Yong: A Legend of Wuxia Literature

In other words, I have added nothing. In short, they can be outcasts of societies who have not forsaken their own faiths and beliefs. Thank you You are on the list. Near the end of his second marriage, Cha befriended waitress Lin Leyi, about three decades his junior, in a restaurant near the Ming Pao office that he frequented, said Ta Kung Pao.


Retrieved 10 January Some of the fight scenes go on and on and on. Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang denies drink-driving in Jinn crash.

A hashtag marking his death was one of the top trending topics on Weibo, viewed more than 1. In his youthful years, he was paying a visit jln the emperor of Dali when a concubine of the emperor, Ying Gu, fell in love with him studying martial arts together.

Cha married three times. Jinyong was very free with adapting actual historical characters into his books, often making them important support characters and attributing to them fictional dialogue, actions, and so forth. Some of the couples do live happily ever after, but often find themselves mixed up in miseries and complicated affairs. Instead, he made two rounds of revisions to all the wuxia serials, a project that would conclude with the re-release of The Deer And The Cauldron in Chinese nationalism is a strong theme in Jinyong’s work.

Thursday, 01 November, In Jinyong’s books, several sects of martial arts are repeatedly featured; many of these also exist in real life though their details are, of course, subject to the artistic license of Jinyong. The rules of dialogue were also somewhat different and the story arc did not necessarily match what a Western reader would expect.

Thursday, 01 November,4: After communist leader Mao Zedong unleashed the Cultural Revolution in the mainland in the late s, Cha not just editorialised against it from Hong Kong but also wrote allegories of power-hungry pugilists and cultish hysteria into his serials.