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Jin Yong Gallery

The Jin Yong Gallery 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 displays more than 300 exhibits featuring 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. Together with the interactive exhibits which include excerpts from films and TV series adapted from Jin Yong's novels, along with theme songs, the exhibition provides 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.

 

Exhibit Highlights

Bound editions of The Demi-Gods and the Semi-Devils

Bound editions of The Demi-Gods and the Semi-Devils

1963 to 1966
Donated by Mr and Mrs Herman Tse

 

A Couplet handwritten by Jin Yong

Jin Yong created this couplet with the first Chinese character of
the title of his 14 novels and novellas;
only Sword of the Yue Maiden is not included.

Courtesy of Dr Louis Cha

A Couplet handwritten by Jin Yong

 

Paperback Edition of The Giant Eagle and its Companion

Paperback Edition of The Giant Eagle and its Companion

Late 1950s to Early 1960s
Courtesy of Dr Yau Kin-yan Clarence

 

Revised Manuscript of the New Edition of
The Demi-Gods and the Semi-Devils

2000s
Courtesy of Dr Louis Cha

Revised Manuscript of the New Edition of The Demi-Gods and the Semi-Devils

 

Jin Yong and the Main Cast of the Film The Giant Eagle and Its Companion

Jin Yong and the Main Cast of the Film
The Story of the Great Heroes

1960
(From left) Patrick Tse, Jin Yong, Nam Hung, Leung So Kam
Courtesy of Dr Louis Cha

 

An Illustration for The Book and the Sword by Wong Sze Ma

1970s
Courtesy of Dr Louis Cha

An Illustration for The Book and the Sword by Wong Sze Ma

 

Promotional Booklet on the TV Series of The Eagle-shooting Heroes

Promotional Booklet on the TV Series of
The Eagle-shooting Heroes, Part 1

1983
Courtesy of Dr Louis Cha

The Inaugural Issue of Ming Pao Daily News

20 May 1959
Courtesy of Mr Homan Lam

 

The Inaugural Issue of Ming Pao Daily News / 20 May 1959
The Inaugural Issue of Southeast Asia Weekly

The Inaugural Issue of Southeast Asia Weekly

12 January 1964
Courtesy of Mr Ng Kwai-lung

Promotional Poster for the Film Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre

1978
Donated by Mr Philip Fung

 

Promotional Poster for the Film Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre

 

Exhibition Shots