Ba Jin

Novelist, Author

1904 – 2005

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Who was Ba Jin?

Li Yaotang, courtesy name Feigan, is considered to be one of the most important and widely read Chinese writers of the 20th century. He wrote under the pen name of Ba Jin, also known as Li Pei-Kan and Pa Kin, taking his pseudonym from Russian anarchists Bakunin and Kropotkin. Ba Jin started composing his first works in the late 1920s.

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Born
Nov 25, 1904
Chengdu
Also known as
  • Li Yaotang
  • Jin Ba
  • Lǐ Yáotáng
  • Li Yaot'ang
  • Bā Jīn
  • Li Fei-Kan
  • Pa Chin
  • Li Pei-Kan
  • Pa Kin
  • Yaotang Li
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • China
Profession
Died
Oct 17, 2005
Shanghai

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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