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Renowned writer Yang Jiang dies at age 104

By Yang Yang ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-05-26 07:46:15

Chinese writer and translator Yang Jiang died early on Wednesday in Beijing at age 104. The longest-living Chinese woman writer, she was known for her modest, subtle and witty writing style.

Yang became a household name in China for her novels, essays, plays and translated works.

Her most popular novel, Baptism, depicting a group of intellectuals adjusting to a new society in the early 1950s, has been translated into French and English.

Renowned writer Yang Jiang dies at age 104

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