Louis Cha Leung-yung, GBM, OBE (born 6 February 1924), better known by his pen name Jin Yong, is a modern Chinese-language novelist. Having co-founded the Hong Kong daily Ming Pao in 1959, he was the paper's first editor-in-chief.
Cha's fiction, which is of the wuxia ("martial arts and chivalry") genre, has a widespread following in Chinese-speaking areas, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and the United States. His 15 works written between 1955 and 1972 earned him a reputation as one of the finest wuxia writers ever. He is currently the best-selling Chinese author alive; over 100 million copies of his works have been sold worldwide (not including unknown number of bootleg copies).
Cha's works have been translated into English, French, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Malay and Indonesian. He has many fans abroad as well, owing to the numerous adaptations of his works into films, television series, manhua (comics) and video games.
Asteroid 10930 Jinyong (1998 CR2) is named after him.
Other articles related to "jin yong":
... Jin Yong went on travel for a short period of time during the writing of the novel, so Ni Kuang took over the serialisation and made additions amounting to more than 40,000 words ... Since the novel was published as a serial, Jin Yong had to continue from where Ni Kuang stopped after he returned from his trip ... In his revision, Jin Yong excised most of the parts added by Ni Kuang but retained the story about A'zi losing her sense of sight, since that chapter had become a crucial point in ...
... Games adapted from the works of wuxia writers include Heroes of Jin Yong, an RPG based on characters in Jin Yong's novels Dragon Oath, an MMORPG inspired by Jin Yong ...
... the novel The Deer and the Cauldron by Jin Yong (Louis Cha) ... characters previously appeared in another novel Sword Stained with Royal Blood, also by Jin Yong ... Wu Liuqi, and Zha Jizuo (a possible ancestor of Jin Yong, whose real name is Zha Liangyong) ...
... See also CategoryAdaptations of works by Jin Yong There are more than 90 television series and films adapted from Cha's novels, including The Swordsman from King Hu et al ... Cha's novels, a notable example of which is Heroes of Jin Yong (金庸群俠傳), which was based on the major characters and events in Cha's novels ...
... Heroes of Jin Yong (金庸群俠傳), an RPG based on the works of Jin Yong ... Dragon Oath (天龍八部), an MMORPG based on Jin Yong's Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils ...
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