"Jin Yong, His Stories and I" sharing session to be held at Heritage Museum

     A sharing session entitled "Jin Yong, His Stories and I" will be held at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum on September 10, with renowned Hong Kong author Dr Yeung Hing-on and researcher of Jin Yong's works Mr Poon Kwok-sum as speakers. The duo will share their views on Jin Yong's martial arts novels from different perspectives.

     The sharing session is one of the special programmes of the Jin Yong Gallery. The first topic to be discussed is "The Characters in Jin Yong's Novels and Their Views of Life". Jin Yong has created many characters in his novels, including members of royal families, wealthy and honoured figures, tradesmen and porters, wretched and vulgar people, extraordinary masters living in seclusion, heroes and beauties. Dr Yeung will discuss their goals in life, and share and exchange views with the participants.

     The second topic is "Jin Yong's Novels: Reading, Revising and Critiquing". Mr Poon will talk about his interactions with Jin Yong's novels spanning 40 years, ranging from watching adapted movies and TV dramas and reading original novels to reviewing the novels and an acquaintance of Jin Yong.

     Dr Yeung is a renowned Hong Kong author and Honorary President of the Hong Kong Novelist Association. Mr Poon is a linguist, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Writers Association and a researcher of Jin Yong's works.

     The sharing session, to be conducted in Cantonese, will be held from 3pm to 5pm on September 10 (Sunday) at the Theatre on 1/F of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. A maximum of 320 seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260. Registered participants can redeem their admission slips at the distribution counter at the G/F lobby of the museum on the event day from noon onwards.

     The Jin Yong Gallery is a permanent gallery set up by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in March this year to showcase the creative process of Dr Louis Cha (pen name Jin Yong) and the wide-ranging impact of his martial arts novels on Hong Kong's popular culture.

     The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin. For enquiries on the sharing session, please visit the museum's website at www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/en_US/web/hm/eventsactivities/programmes/pub.html or call 2180 8260.

Ends/Thursday, August 17, 2017
Issued at HKT 15:00