Debate rages over literary value of Jin Yong's novels

Memorabilia on display at the Jin Yong Gallery in Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Martial arts novelist Louis Cha's works have been adapted into movies, TV dramas, radio serials and even video games over the years.
Memorabilia on display at the Jin Yong Gallery in Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Martial arts novelist Louis Cha's works have been adapted into movies, TV dramas, radio serials and even video games over the years. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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Communications professional Ong I Ling started reading books by renowned martial arts novelist Louis Cha in secondary school after watching Hong Kong TVB dramas based on his works.

She remembered reading four books in three days, only taking breaks reluctantly for meals or to go to the toilet.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 04, 2018, with the headline Debate rages over literary value of Jin Yong's novels. Subscribe