Louis Cha (Jin Yong) was, until his recent retirement, founder and publisher of the Ming Pao Daily News, Hong Kong, Shin Ming Daily News, Singapore, and related publications. He is best known, however, as a writer and is the most widely read novelist in Chinese communities all over the world. His Martial Arts novels, originally written for newspaper serialization, have been adapted for TV, film, audio, strip cartoon, computer games, and restaurant menus. The Deer and the Cauldron is Louis Cha's last Martial Arts novel, and this English translation is authorized by him.John Minford has translated several works of Chinese fiction and poetry into English including, with David Hawkes, the Penguin edition of the eighteenth-century classic novel, The Story of the Stone.
"Martial Arts meet Monty Python." - Newsweek"Louis Cha's so seminal, I don't even know who number two is." - Stefan Hammond, co-author of Sex and Zen & A Bullet in the Head: The Essential Guide to Hong Kongs Mind Bending Films"[Cha] is virtually a one-man literary movement, more a genre than an author, his thirty-six volumes of chivalry and romance mesmerizing both Chinese peasants and foreign academics alike." - Sheryl WuDunn, New York Times