"Silver Hawk" Background

Silver Hawk is based on a series of stories about a masked heroine, Huang Ying (Wong Ngang), that was originally published in Shanghai during the late 1940s and early 1950s. A number of movies and TV shows on this subject were made in Hong Kong during the 60s and 70s and some famous actresses, including Connie Chan Po Chu, Angie Chiu Nga Chi (a.k.a. Gigi Chi(u)) and Petrina Fung Bo Bo, have portrayed the heroine. However, the story of Michelle Yeoh's Silver Hawk is newly written and set in a future time (around year 2008).

The picture below is a book cover of the first story in the original series. Written by Xiao Ping. Published in Hong Kong in December 1957. The first edition of this book was published in December 1948, Shanghai.

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