Jin Yong

1924 - 2018

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Louis Cha Leung-yung (Chinese: 查良鏞; 10 March 1924 – 30 October 2018), better known by his pen name Jin Yong (Chinese: 金庸), was a Hong Kong wuxia novelist. He was Hong Kong's most famous author and the newspaper Ming Pao's co-founder and first editor-in-chief. Cha has been named along with Gu Long and Liang Yusheng as the "Three Legs of the Tripod of Wuxia". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jin Yong has received more than 1,462,184 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Jin Yong is the 789th most popular writer (down from 708th in 2019), the 222nd most popular biography from China (down from 191st in 2019) and the 17th most popular Chinese Writer.

Jin Yong is one of the most famous and well-known authors of wuxia novels. He is best known for his novel, "The Legend of the Condor Heroes".

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  • 35

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  • 4.22

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  • 3.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

She diao ying xiong zhuan
Tian long ba bu
Xia ke xing
Shen diao xia lü
Xue shan fei hu


Among writers, Jin Yong ranks 789 out of 7,302Before him are Tove Ditlevsen, Ibn al-Muqaffa', Menippus, Theodore Beza, Pope Dionysius of Alexandria, and Tao Yuanming. After him are Marie Mancini, Wilhelm Hauff, Leon Uris, Georges Bernanos, Marie d'Agoult, and Alexander Litvinenko.

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Among people born in 1924, Jin Yong ranks 41Before him are Truman Capote, Lys Assia, Amílcar Cabral, Christopher Tolkien, Dmitry Yazov, and Antony Hewish. After him are Leon Uris, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Karmapa, Ed Wood, Luigi Nono, and Roberto Eduardo Viola. Among people deceased in 2018, Jin Yong ranks 37Before him are Robert Venturi, Stéphane Audran, Charles K. Kao, Francis Lai, V. S. Naipaul, and Gudrun Burwitz. After him are Jamal Khashoggi, Roy J. Glauber, Reynaldo Bignone, Burton Richter, Barbara Bush, and Günter Blobel.

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In China

Among people born in China, Jin Yong ranks 222 out of 1,610Before him are Zhang Jue (200), Emperor Suzong of Tang (711), Charles K. Kao (1933), Diaochan (null), Guan Zhong (-720), and Tao Yuanming (365). After him are Wei Yan (200), 3rd Dalai Lama (1543), Zhang Xueliang (1901), Zu Chongzhi (429), Wong Kar-wai (1958), and Emperor Ming of Han (28).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Jin Yong ranks 17Before him are Faxian (340), Su Shi (1037), Wang Wei (699), Kang Youwei (1858), Cao Xueqin (1724), and Tao Yuanming (365). After him are Ban Gu (32), Zhang Sanfeng (1200), Ouyang Xiu (1007), Cai Yan (177), Pu Songling (1640), and Shi Nai'an (1296).