Jin Yong Gallery
Opens on 1 March 2017
Jin Yong Galley showcases the fantastic world of martial arts created by Jin Yong
Dr Louis Cha is a world-famous Hong Kong journalist, community leader and literary giant. In 1955, he published his first martial arts novel The Book and the Sword, in New Evening Post, under the pen name Jin Yong coincidentally. The novel was an instant success, and he went on to create 15 extremely popular martial arts novels, ending with The Deer and the Cauldron in 1972. Jin Yong is the most influential Chinese martial arts novel writer in the 20th century, with readers across the globe.
Jin Yong's martial arts novels have inspired producers of movies, TV series, radio dramas, stage dramas, video games and various cultural and creative products, deeply influencing the development of popular culture of Hong Kong over the past decades, and even becoming a type of common language for Chinese readers around the world.
The Gallery features more than 300 exhibits introducing the early career of Dr Louis Cha (Jin Yong), the creative process behind his martial arts novels and the impact the novels have had on Hong Kong's popular culture. The interactive exhibits in the gallery have excerpts from films and TV series adapted from Jin Yong's novels, along with theme songs, and provide visitors with an opportunity to delve into the knowledge embedded in his martial arts novels.
With a view to ensuring a comfortable environment for visitors to enjoy the exhibition, we will adopt admission control on site when necessary. Your kind understanding and co-operation are much appreciated.
A Couplet handwritten by Jin Yong
Jin Yong created this couplet with the first Chinese character of
Courtesy of Dr Louis Cha
Paperback Edition of The Giant Eagle and its Companion
Late 1950s to Early 1960s
Revised Manuscript of the New Edition of
Jin Yong and the Main Cast of the Film
An Illustration for The Book and the Sword by Wong Sze Ma
Promotional Booklet on the TV Series of
The Inaugural Issue of Ming Pao Daily News