Chung Li-ho

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Chung Lin-ho, in about 1941.

Chung Li-ho (Chinese: 鍾理和, also known as Chûng Lî-fò or Tsûng Li-fô when transliterated from Hakka); December 15, 1915 - August 4, 1960, was a Taiwanese novelist. He was a Liutui Hakka (Chinese: 六堆客家人), born in Gaushu, Pingtung in 1915, and who migrated to Meinong, Kaohsiung County (now part of Kaohsiung City) in 1932. On leaving Taiwan he resided in Shenyang and Beijing between 1936 and 1946. He died of pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 44[1] in Meinong whilst he was writing his last work.

Legacy[edit]

There is a Chung Li-he Museum dedicated to Chung located in Meinong, Kaohsiung. His autobiographical novel Yuán Xiāng Rén (Chinese: 原鄉人; literally: The man from the native land) had been dramatized into China, My Native Land, a 1980 film directed by Li Hsing; of which the eponymous theme song was sung by Teresa Teng. Chung's son Chung Tieh-min (Chinese: 鍾鐵民) is also a writer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mu Qian (April 14, 2011). "Ode to a writer". China Daily. 

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