Ken Bebelle

The Legend of the Condor Heroes is a seminal work of Chinese fiction, written in the 1950s by Louis Cha under the penname of Jin Yong. It has been adapted numerous times, and is credited with spawning the wuxia genre of fiction. If you’ve ever seen a kung fu movie where combatants flew through the air on the power of their own qi, you have seen wuxia. The Legend of the Condor Heroes has been translated into English in four volumes, the last of which will be released later this month!

Several of us on Facebook have been reading the books (some in Chinese, some in English) and I have been posting summaries and notes on each chapter as we progress. I will be posting my thoughts on each chapter here as well, and if you’d like to join the current discussion, come meet us in the Fans of Asian…

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