Jin Yong

1924 - 2018

Jin Yong

Louis Cha Leung-yung (Chinese: 查良鏞; 6 February 1924 – 30 October 2018), better known by his pen name Jin Yong (Chinese: 金庸), pronounced "Gum Yoong" in Cantonese, was a Chinese wuxia ("martial arts and chivalry") novelist and essayist who co-founded the Hong Kong daily newspaper Ming Pao in 1959 and served as its first editor-in-chief. He was Hong Kong's most famous writer.His wuxia novels have a widespread following in Chinese communities worldwide. His 15 works written between 1955 and 1972 earned him a reputation as one of the greatest and most popular wuxia writers ever. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jin Yong has received more than 862,803 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 633rd most popular writer.

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  • 63.86

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  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Jin Yong ranks 630 out of 4,883Before him are Dashiell Hammett, Witold Gombrowicz, Hermann Broch, Yaşar Kemal, Aziz Nesin, and Giosuè Carducci. After him are Marcus Terentius Varro, Geoffrey of Monmouth, A. J. Cronin, Kōbō Abe, Marie-Antoine Carême, and Alexander Herzen.

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Among people born in 1924, Jin Yong ranks 28Before him are Georges Charpak, Maurice Jarre, Sergei Parajanov, Henry Mancini, Black Dahlia, and Ed Wood. After him are Kōbō Abe, Ezer Weizman, Eli Cohen, Antony Hewish, Jovanka Broz, and Lee Marvin. Among people deceased in 2018, Jin Yong ranks 25Before him are Riccardo Giacconi, Isao Takahata, France Gall, Stephen Hillenburg, Arvid Carlsson, and Robert Venturi. After him are Hubert de Givenchy, Jens Christian Skou, Arto Paasilinna, Burton Richter, Richard E. Taylor, and Paul Allen.

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In China

Among people born in China, Jin Yong ranks 154 out of 921Before him are Yang Shangkun (1907), Hong Xiuquan (1814), Emperor Renzong of Song (1010), Huo Yuanjia (1868), Jingtai Emperor (1428), and Hyeonjong of Joseon (1641). After him are Li Xiannian (1909), Taichang Emperor (1582), Khorloogiin Choibalsan (1895), Su Shi (1037), Wang Jingwei (1883), and Wen Jiabao (1942).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Jin Yong ranks 11Before him are Wu Cheng'en (1500), Luo Guanzhong (1330), Mo Yan (1955), Wang Wei (699), Kumārajīva (343), and Bai Juyi (772). After him are Su Shi (1037), Faxian (340), Tao Yuanming (365), Zhang Sanfeng (1200), Cao Xueqin (1724), and Kang Youwei (1858).

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