The BEST Wuxia author of all time, unlike other wuxia authors who mainly focuses on more fancy fight moves / love scenes / good guys vs bad guys etc. Jing Yong's work focuses more on emotions, love, brotherhood, society and politics. His writing tends to blend in historical novel writing and satire. All backgrounds in Jin Yong's stories are always based on different Chinese Dynasties, which shows the political background and living during those dynasties, and you can actually LEARN Chinese history by reading his novels.
His works also includes a lot of SATIRE towards today's society and politics. Most wuxia novels are about Righteous schools vs Evil cults. But Jing Yong loves to turn those so called "good guys" / "righteous people" into bad guys, fake people, and sneaky bastards. and those "evil scums" into straight forward, honest people. Revealing the ugliness of humanity.His political satire are usually sarcastic towards the Chinese Communist Party. The ass licking and flattering Xing Shu students in 'Semi God Demi Devils'. And how the Dragon Cult leader killed his own companions who founded the cult with him and recruit young people in 'Deer and the Cauldron'.
Instead of talking about his work, let's talking about his personal life. Jin Yong hates computers, besides from ordering books and playing "Go", he personally does not use computers. He loves to read, travel, and study history, and he also loves to learn many foreign languages as well. He earned many awards and honors from Chinese and British universities. Anyway he's a genius and a hard-working person
Jin Yong is a genius, if you can read Chinese read his work RIGHT NOW, his english translated work cannot show his full potential and it kinda suck
It is a tragedy if you haven't read Jin Yong's work thus by understanding Chinese
the best chinese wu xia books writer of all time
jin yong's best books include shen diao xia lu, tian long ba bu, lu ding ji, and much more