In Honour Of Louis Cha
As they say, “where there are Chinese people, there are Louis Cha novels”. The Hong Kong Heritage Museum has set up Jin Yong Gallery, a permanent gallery for fans of Cha, whose pen name is Jin Yong, who has been called the most influential wuxia novelist of the 20th century. The gallery features the renowned writer’s early career, his novel-writing process and the impact that the fantasy worlds he created have had on Chinese popular culture. Over 300 exhibits are on display, including early editions of Cha’s novels, manuscripts, articles and photos, posters of film adaptations, albums of television drama theme songs, as well as his personal belongings such as a Go board and camera. Known for his 15 wuxia novels, Cha first published in 1955 The Book And The Sword in The New Evening Post and completed the last, The Deer And The Cauldron, in 1972.