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Celebrated Chinese writer Yang Jiang dies at 105

Author  :  He Keyao     Source  :    China Daily     2016-05-25

 

Famous Chinese writer, literary translator and foreign literature researcher Yang Jiang died at the age of 105 in Beijing. [File photo]

Yang Jiang (left), her late husband Qian Zhongshu (right) and their daughter Qian Yuan. [File photo]

Yang Jiang and Qian Zhongshu, two heavyweights in Chinese cultural circles, were widely known as having the perfect love story. [Photo/Xinhua]

Well-known Chinese writer, literary translator and foreign literature researcher Yang Jiang died at the age of 105 in Beijing on Wednesday morning.

Yang, the wife of late Chinese novelist Qian Zhongshu, enjoyed decades of fame across the country for her literature works such as Six Chapters from My Life 'Downunder'(1981), Baptism(1988), and We Three(2004), which recalls her husband and her daughter Qian Yuan (1937–1997), who died of cancer one year before her father's death. Her translation of the Spanish novel Don Quixote de la Mancha is widely considered the best Chinese version.

Yang Jiang, whose original name was Yang Ji Kang, married Qian Zhongshu, one of the top Chinese litterateurs, in 1935.

Editor: Yu Hui

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