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.



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