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Shen Congwen

Chinese writer

Died when: 85 years 134 days (1024 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn


Shen Congwen

Shen Congwen (28 December 1902 – 10 May 1988), formerly romanized as Shen Ts'ung-wen, was a Chinese writer who was considered one of the greatest modern Chinese writers, on par with Lu Xun.

Regional culture and identity plays a much bigger role in his writing than that of other major early modern Chinese writers.

He was known for combining the vernacular style with classical Chinese writing techniques.Shen is the most important of the "native soil" writers in modern Chinese literature.

Shen Congwen published many excellent compositions in his life, the most famous of which is the novella Border Town.This story is about the old ferryman and his granddaughter Cuicui's love story.

Shen Congwen and his wife Zhang Zhaohe were married in 1933, Shen Congwen and Zhang Zhaohe had two sons after their marriage.

He was slated to win the 1988 Nobel Prize in Literature, but died before he could be awarded the prize.

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