Jin Yong

Born in 1924, the Hong Kong literary giant and martial arts novelist Louis Cha (Cha Liangyong), is famous for creating 15 popular martial arts novels under the pen name Jin Yong, including The Book and the Sword, The Smiling, Proud Wanderer, and The Deer and the Cauldron.

His works have been adapted into TV dramas, movies and video games, and translated into multiple languages, contributing significantly to the promotion of Chinese culture worldwide. He is regarded as one of the Four Great Talents of Hong Kong. There’s a famous saying, “Wherever there are Chinese people, Jin Yong’s world of martial arts can be found.”