Category: Jin Yong

  • The Legend of the Condor Heroes – Chapter 3

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    Boundless desert. Original translation by Moinllieon The monks were crying because of the venerable monk Jiaomu’s death but some of them were still able to take care of the wounded by bandaging up their wounds and carrying them into the guest rooms. Suddenly there came an incessant banging from the vat underneath the huge bell. […]

  • The Legend of the Condor Heroes – Chapter 2

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    The seven freaks of Jiangnan. Original translation by Moinllieon Just as Yan Lie walked out of the door, he saw a middle aged scholar walking his way in the hallway, dragging his feet and yawning constantly. He was sort of smiling but not really and kept on giving him curious looks, all the while looking […]

  • The Legend of the Condor Heroes

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    The Legend of the Condor Heroes by Jin Yong was first serialised in newspapers from 1 January 1957 to 19 May 1959. The book is the first of the Condor Trilogy. The story has undergone two revisions. The second edition was released in December 1975 and and the third edition was published in June 2002. […]

  • The Legend of the Condor Heroes – Chapter 1

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    Day in and day out, day after day, the Qiantang River majestically winds through and around Ox Village, near the city of Lin’an, on its journey toward the sea. On the shores there stands thirty or so tallow trees, leaves red like the fire, yet another sign that it is now August. The wild weed […]

  • Xuzhu

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    Xuzhu was a monk from the Shaolin Sect with a kind-hearted and submissive nature. He believes strongly in following the Buddhist code of conduct and refuses to break it even when faced with life-threatening situations. He follows his elders to a meeting once, which marks the start of his adventures. Coincidentally, and by sheer luck, […]

  • Xiao Feng

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    Xiao Feng was the charismatic chief of the Beggars’ Sect and possessed strong leadership qualities, and exceptional prowess in martial arts. He falls from grace after he is revealed to be a Khitan, and after he is wrongly accused of murdering several fellow martial artists to conceal his identity. He becomes an outcast and the […]

  • Duan Yu

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    Duan Yu Duàn Yù (simplified: 段誉, traditional: 段譽) is one of the three male protagonists in Jin Yong’s Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils. About Duan Yu Name: Duan Yu Nickname: Foolish Boy Posthumous name: Xuanren Emperor of Dali Affiliation: Duan Clan of Dali Zhangmen of the Tiannan Duan Clan Shifu: None Disciple: Third Brother Yue Family: Duan Yanqing (Biological father) Duan Zhengxuan (Adoptive father) Dao Baifeng (Mother) […]

  • Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils – Afterword

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    While editing and revising Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, the kind and graceful face of Mr Chen Shixiang often appeared in my mind, reminding me of the manner in which he held his pipe as he spoke fervently and assuredly about his knowledge. When writing a book, the Chinese do not have a habit of dedicating it […]

  • Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils – Book Five

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    The fifth book revolves around the adventures of the three brothers Xiao Feng, Duan Yu, and Xuzhu. Cry of the Water Dragon 《水龙吟》 Chapter 41 – Eighteen swift riders of Yanyun, galloping like mighty wind and billowing smoke Chapter 42 – Evil and abhorred of all ages, unable to withstand an attack, an inglorious victory […]

  • Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils – Book Four

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    The fourth book revolves around the adventures of Xuzhu. Song of the Cave Immortal 《洞仙歌》 Chapter 31 – Victory or defeat, how can it be predicted! Chapter 32 – Carefree for now with no one supervising Chapter 33 – Enduring anarchy, or apocalypse Chapter 34 – Strong winds, throwing Piaomiao Peak into turmoil Chapter 35 […]