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Jin Yong and the Ups and Downs of Hong Kong Martial Arts Novels

Jin Yong and the Ups and Downs of Hong Kong Martial Arts Novels (Full)

Date: 2023/11/19 (Sunday)
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Sha Tin Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Speaker: Dr. WONG Tsz Yung
Organiser: Hong Kong Public Libraries
Remarks: Talk conducted in Cantonese. Limited seats. Free admission by phone at 2694 3788 from 5.11.2023 (Sunday).
(Video Recording URL would be available for access from 18 January 2024 7:00 p.m.)
Enquiry Telephone Number: 2694 3788

This talk begins with the origins of Hong Kong martial arts novels, tracing the state of the genre before it became popular in the city. Centred on Jin Yong’s martial arts novels, the talk discusses the breakthroughs in local martial arts fiction and how Jin Yong raised the status of this genre of fiction. It also gives an overview of the development of martial arts novels in the post-Jin Yong era.