Jin Yong (March 10, 1924-October 30, 2018), formerly known as Cha Liangyong, was born in Haining City, Zhejiang Province, and moved to Hong Kong in 1948. Contemporary well-known martial arts novel writer, journalist, entrepreneur, political critic, and social activist, one of “Hong Kong’s four great talents”.
He was admitted to the Department of Foreign Affairs of Chongqing Central Political University in 1944. In the autumn of 1946, Jin Yong entered the Shanghai Ta Kung Pao as an international telecommunications translator. In 1948, graduated from Shanghai Soochow University Law School. In 1952, he was transferred to the editorial supplement of the “New Evening News”, and wrote movie scripts such as “Peerless Beauty” and “Orchid Flower”. In 1959, Jin Yong and others founded Ming Pao in Hong Kong.
Since 1985, he has served as a member of the Basic Law Drafting Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, one of the heads of the political system group, a member of the Executive Committee of the Basic Law Advisory Committee, and a member of the Preparatory Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In 2000, won the Grand Bauhinia Medal. In September 2009, he was hired as the honorary vice chairman of the 7th National Committee of the Chinese Writers Association. In the same year, he won the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award for Influencing Chinese in the World. In 2010, he received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Cambridge.
Jin Yong’s martial arts novels are unparalleled best-selling books in the history of Chinese literature in the 20th century. It has conquered countless readers and set off a wave of academic research. In the 21st century, in-depth exploration and excavation of Jin Yong’s martial arts novels, to question the roots of its widespread popularity, to elaborate and summarize its unique artistic characteristics, to correctly evaluate the artistic characteristics of Jin Yong’s martial arts novels, to grasp the current creation and evaluation trends It has certain theoretical and practical significance.