Liu Banjiu

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Liu Banjiu
Native name
BornLiu Renfu (刘仁甫)
(1922-11-08)November 8, 1922
Huangpi District, Hubei, China
DiedSeptember 29, 2009(2009-09-29) (aged 86)
Beijing, China
Pen nameLvyuan (绿原)
OccupationTranslator, poet
LanguageChinese, English, German language
Alma materFudan University
Period1942 - 2009
Notable worksIt's A New Starting Point
The Biography of Hegel
Notable awards1998
Lu Xun Literary Prize 'Faust'
The Struga International Poetry Festival - Gold Wreath Award
International Poets Pen Club - Gold Award

Liu Banjiu (simplified Chinese: 刘半九; traditional Chinese: 劉半九; pinyin: Liú Bànjiǔ) (8 November 1922 - 29 September 2009), also known by his pen name Lǜyuán (Chinese: 绿原) was a Chinese translator and poet.[1][2][3][4][5]


Liu was born in Huangpi District of Wuhan city, Hubei in November 1922.[1][2][4] Liu graduated from Fudan University in 1944, where he majored in foreign languages.[1][2][4] After graduation, he worked as an English teacher in Sichuan and Wuhan.

Liu started to publish poetry in 1941. Liu joined the Chinese Communist Party in 1949.

After the founding of the Communist State, Liu worked as an editor in the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China.

In 1955, Liu suffered political persecution in the counter-revolutionary case of Hu Feng (Chinese: 胡风反革命集团案), at the same time, he learned German language by himself.[1][2][4][6]

In 1962, Liu worked in the People's Literature Publishing House as an editor. Liu retired in 1988.

Liu died in Beijing, on September 29, 2009, at the age 87.



  • It's A New Starting Point (Chinese: 又是一个起点)
  • The Human's Poem (Chinese: 人之诗)
  • Another Song (Chinese: 另一支歌)


  • Lihuncao (Chinese: 离魂草)
  • Feihuafeiwu (Chinese: 非花非雾集)




  1. ^ a b c d "七月派"诗人绿原逝世. GMW (in Chinese). 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d 著名翻译家、诗人绿原逝世. (in Chinese). 2009-09-30.
  3. ^ "七月派"诗人绿原逝世. (in Chinese). 2009-09-30.
  4. ^ a b c d 著名诗人、翻译家绿原9月29日凌晨逝世. (in Chinese). 2009-09-29.
  5. ^ "Lyu Yuan". People's Literature Publishing House (in Chinese). 2011-03-23. Archived from the original on 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  6. ^ 绿原:为诗受难. iFeng (in Chinese). 2009-10-16.
  7. ^ a b c 著名诗人绿原患病逝世 决定丧事从简不举行告别仪式. (in Chinese). Retrieved 2009-09-30.
  8. ^ Struga Poetry Evenings (2011). "Awards". Archived from the original on 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2011-08-31.