Jin Yong and J. R. R. Tolkien: Modern Medievalism East and West

Join Jonathan Hui at this online event where he discusses the work of the historical fiction novelists, Tolkien and Jin Yong.

Please register for this free online event in advance, via Eventbrite.

Jonathan Hui (University of Hong Kong) compares the fantasy writing of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) and the renowned Wuxia novelist, Jin Yong (1924-2018).

Wuxia, which literally means ‘martial heroes’, is a genre of Chinese fiction focusing on the adventures of martial artists in ancient China.