31 August, 2016
The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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Jin Yong: From Hong Kong to the World is a new book edited by Mr Matthew Cheng Ching-hang, Research Assistant of the Centre for Humanities Research of Lingnan University.  It collects milestone research papers that explore the many issues as expressed in Jin Yong's fiction, including cultural identity, nationalistic ideals, gender relationships, the crumbling patriarchy, etc.

Jin Yong is a renowned Hong Kong writer specialising in martial arts fiction.  The book sets out to examine the social and historical influences exerted on his writings, especially by looking at his reflections upon Hong Kong people’s attitude towards Britain’s colonial rule and Hong Kong’s hybrid identity.  It comprises three parts including macroscopic overview, work analysis and cultural investigation, with contributors coming from Harvard University, Washington University, University of California Berkeley, Australian National University, University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Lingnan University.