Rong Zi

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Rong Zi is the pen name of Wang Rongzi (born 1928), a Chinese-Taiwanese writer who is considered one of the leading modern day Taiwanese poets.[1]

She was born in Jiangsu province and was educated in Christian primary and secondary schools. She continued her educated at an agricultural college. She first worked as a teacher and then later at a radio station; she came to Taipei in 1949.[2] She retired from the Taipei International Telecommunications Bureau in 1976.[3]

She published her first book of poetry Qingniao ji (Blue Bird) in 1953. Rongzi married the poet Luo Men in 1955.[2] The couple has been called "the Brownings of Chinese Modern Poetry".[4] Besides several volumes of poetry, she has also published essays and a volume of children’s literature.[4]

She has received national and international awards for her work.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lin, Julia C (2014). Twentieth-century Chinese Women's Poetry: An Anthology. p. 102. ISBN 1317453204.
  2. ^ a b Miller, Jane Eldridge (2001). Who's who in Contemporary Women's Writing. p. 278. ISBN 0415159806.
  3. ^ Yeh, Michelle; Malmqvist, N G D (2013). Frontier Taiwan: An Anthology of Modern Chinese Poetry. p. 144. ISBN 0231518412.
  4. ^ a b c "Taipei Poetry Festival 2009". Government of Taiwan.