Liu Shahe

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Liu Shahe (Chinese: 流沙河; born 1931 in Chengdu) is the pen name of the Chinese writer and poet Yu Xuntan (余勋坦).[1][2]

Liu Shahe is an outspoken critic of the simplification of Chinese characters. He writes a dedicated column entitled "Simplified Characters are Unreasonable" (简化字不讲理) on the Chinese edition of the Financial Times.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Tie Liu, a fellow Sichuanese writer denounced and imprisoned as a "Rightist"


  1. ^ Morin, Edward; Dai, Fang, eds. (1990). The Red azalea: Chinese poetry since the Cultural Revolution. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. p. 37. ISBN 9780824813208. 
  2. ^ Hong, Ge (1 September 2011). 流沙河:我是一个失败者 (in Chinese). Nandu Weekly. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Liu Shahe. 简化字不讲理 (in Chinese). Financial Times. Retrieved 15 April 2014.