AKA my favourite person ever, a fact that should be very well-known to those of you who follow my personal. ;)
Jin Yong (Zha Liangyong) was born in Zhejiang in 1924 and his family’s from Jiangxi, though he’s been settled in Hong Kong for quite some time now. He comes from a family of scholars —…
Aside from Miyazaki and Pullman, this guy right here (although I didn’t know it then) made up the majority of my childhood. During my teenage years I read all his wuxia novels, but as a young Chinese-American girl I watched all of the HK dramas that were based off his written works. His varied, strong, and brilliantly layered characters were an inspiration. And as I got better with my Chinese, his writing style influenced me as well.
I get a lot of feels in general whenever I see his name pop up.