Jin Yong

Martial arts novelist Louis Cha earns doctorate from Peking University, say reports

Louis Cha Leung-yung. Photo: SCMP

Hong Kong novelist Louis Cha Leung-yung – who wrote The Legend of the Condor Heroes and is better known by his pen name Jin Yong – will be adding another doctorate to his long list of scholarly and literary achievements, said mainland media reports.

Wednesday, 5 June, 2013, 2:51pm 2 comments

Louis Cha's martial arts classic to become 'required reading' for Beijing pupils

Hong Kong novelist Louis Cha, known better by his pen name Jin Yong. Photo: SCMP

Cha's masterpiece, Legend of the Condor Heroes, is to be added to the Chaoyang district library’s list of selected readings along with Harry Potter and the Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

2 Apr 2013 - 6:30pm 2 comments

'Officials gorge in writer's garden'

A tranquil garden and library, donated to Hangzhou by a famous Hong Kong novelist, has been turned into a luxury clubhouse serving extravagant meals, according to a mainland media report.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Get reading that book - right now!

Today is World Book Day! This is the 15th year a day has been devoted to celebrating books and reading. The event was set up by Unesco, the UN agency that encourages countries to work together through education, science and culture.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Does the tale become political reality?

It's fashionable to round on tycoons these days, but let me just say one little nice thing about the Kwok brothers of Sun Hung Kai Properties, one of the 'hegemonic' families who allegedly own Hong Kong.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Editor inspired new wave of martial arts fiction

Fans of martial arts novels might have missed out on the masterpieces of Louis Cha Leung-yung and Liang Yusheng if it weren't for Lo Fu.

25 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Snow Fox

Leung Kwok-shing directs the HK Dance Company's (right) adaptation of martial arts novelist Louis Cha's (aka Jin Yong) Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain and Other Tales of the Flying Fox about a scramble for hidden treasures that leads to a duel to the death. Fri-Sat, 7.45pm, also Sat-Jan 24, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1806

17 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Basics right for suffrage, says constitution boss

7 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Celebrated career as martial arts novelist helps introvert turn a page

As a weak, bookish and introverted teenager, Sichuan native Xiang Qigang could never have imagined the public attention he now attracts following the sale of tens of thousands of copies of his martial arts novels.

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland master's retrospective draws cultured crowd

Artist Huang Yong-yu was in town for the opening of his retrospective exhibition last month at Times Square piazza.

24 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Pop culture monthly sinks like a rock in mainland market

The mainland edition of Rolling Stone has reportedly sunk under the heavy weight of losses after only 14 months, highlighting the difficulties in establishing American publications in the mainland market.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Weekend warrior

It's the lunch-hour rush in Central. A young woman clad in an immaculate dark trouser suit slips quietly past the office crowd surging out the glass doors of a skyscraper. Chen Yu-hwei may look like a typical investment banker but she leads a double life. She's also an emerging star in a genre that women writers rarely venture into: the martial arts, or wuxia, novel.

21 May 2007 - 12:00am

Where are they now?

How some of the key figures in the 1967 disturbances are faring

Louis Cha Leung-yung

1967: renowned martial arts novelist, president of Ming Pao; believed to be target for assassination due to his support for suppression of riots

Now: dean of school of humanities at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou

Yeung Kwong

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

Industrialist who met Deng Xiaoping dies

Cha Chi-ming, a former member of the Basic Law Drafting Committee and an industrialist, died at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital yesterday aged 93.

Cha was one of the few Beijing-loyal Hong Kong businessmen to be given an audience by late leader Deng Xiaoping in the early 1980s before the signing of the Joint Declaration.

29 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Fans flock for face-to-face with literary giants

Rare face-to-face meetings between renowned martial arts novel author Louis Cha, science fiction author Ni Kuang and their fans have turned out to be the most popular seminars in the 17-year history of the Hong Kong Book Fair.

19 Jul 2006 - 12:00am