Luo Niansheng

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Luo Niansheng
Native name
BornLuo Maode (罗懋德)
(1904-07-12)July 12, 1904
Weiyuan County, Sichuan, Qing China
DiedApril 10, 1990(1990-04-10) (aged 85)
Beijing, China
LanguageChinese, English, Classical Greek and Latin
Alma materTsinghua University
Ohio State University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Notable worksAesop's Fables
Notable awardsRoyal Swedish Academy of Sciences – The Highest Prize for Literature and Art (1987)
SpouseMa Wanyi

Luo Niansheng (simplified Chinese: 罗念生; traditional Chinese: 羅念生; pinyin: Luó Niànshēng; 12 July 1904 – 10 April 1990) was a Chinese translator. He was known for translating Ancient Greek literature into Chinese.[1][2]


Luo was born in Weiyuan County, Sichuan in July 1904.[3]

He entered Tsinghua University in 1922. After graduation, Luo studied in Ohio State University, Columbia University and Cornell University.[2] Luo returned to China in 1934, and he worked as a professor in Peking University, Sichuan University, and Tsinghua University. Later, Luo was transferred to Chinese Academy of Social Science to work as a researcher.

Luo died of cancer in Beijing in 1990, at the age of 86.



Awards and Honour[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Luo married Ma Wanyi (马宛颐), the couple had two sons, Luo Jinlin (罗锦麟) and Luo Jinwen (罗锦文).


  1. ^ "Archived copy" 新见之罗念生译古希腊小说. (in Chinese). 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2013-12-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "Luo Niansheng". Archived from the original on 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2013-12-10.
  3. ^ 中国现代散文. (in Chinese).

Further reading[edit]

  • Marianne McDonald: The living art of Greek tragedy, S. 76