Jin Yong is probably the most popular Kung-fu novelist of all. His famous works include "Xiaoao Jianghu", "Lu ding ji" and "Tianlong Babu" He is from the city of Shaoxing in Zhejiang province in China.

One might then ask what are kung-fu novels? They are a genre of novels in China analogous to nothing in the English-speaking world. They are generally stories about surprisingly enough, people in olden China who fight using swords, staves and bare hands. Due to the fact that the protagonists are high-level practicioners of martial arts, they are capable of near-supernatural feats, like running on water, throwing knives through people, paralyzing people by striking their pressure points and so on. These novels are often made into movies or TV shows such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Once Upon a Time in China, or Lu Ding Ji

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