Zheng Zhenduo

Journalist, Deceased Person

1898 – 1958


Who was Zheng Zhenduo?

Zheng Zhenduo, courtesy name Xidi, was a Chinese journalist, writer, archaeologist and scholar. His pen names were Baofun, Guo Yuanxin and CT.

He made a significant contribution towards the establishment of the Chinese literature and the editing of a variety of literary magazines. In 1921, he, Shen Yanbing and other classmates organized Wenxue Yanjiu Hui. In 1923, he became the chief editor of Xiaoshuo Yuebao. In addition, he in succession participated in editing Min Chao, Xin Shehui, Wenxue xunkan. In late 1931, he was appointed to be the university professor of Yenching University and Tsinghua University, the president of Faculty of Arts and the director of Chinese department of Jinan University. He was also the chief editor of Shijie wenku at the same time. During the War of Resistance against Japan, he retained in Shanghai to continue upholding the progress of cultural work. After the establishment of New China, he was assigned to be the chief of Historical Relic Organization, the head of the archaeology research institute of the Chinese Academy of Science and literary research institute, the assistant minister of cultural department, committee member of State Council scientific program committee and Chinese Academy of Science philosophical social sciences, the vice-chairman of Chinese folk literature and art research council and etc. He died in a plane crash in the Soviet Union during his journey in 1958.

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Dec 19, 1898
Oct 17, 1958

on July 23, 2013


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