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Jin Yong Gallery

Opens on 1 March 2017

Jin Yong Gallery showcasing 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.

The exhibition booklet of Jin Yong Gallery will be distributed to visitors visiting the Gallery on the following dates:
13 May, 14 May, 1 June, 8 June, 26 June, 6 July and 31 July 2017
The booklets will be available while stocks last.

 

Exhibit Highlights

A Couplet handwritten by Jin Yong

A Couplet handwritten by Jin Yong

in 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

 

Paperback Edition of The Giant Eagle and its Companion

Late 1950s to Early 1960s

Courtesy of Dr Yau Kin-yan Clarence

Paperback Edition of The Giant Eagle and its Companion

 

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

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

2000s

Courtesy of Dr Louis Cha

 

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

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

 

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

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

1970s

Courtesy of Dr Louis Cha

 

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

1983

Courtesy of Dr Louis Cha

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

 

Exhibition Shots