Zhang Hongnian

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Zhang Hongnian
Native name 张鸿年
Born December 1931 (age 86)
Yongqing County, Hebei
Occupation Translator
Language Chinese, Russian, Persian
Residence Beijing
Nationality Chinese
Alma mater Peking University
Period 1960 - present
Genre poem, novel
Notable works Shahnameh

Zhang Hongnian (simplified Chinese: 张鸿年; traditional Chinese: 張鴻年; pinyin: Zhāng Hóngnián; born December 1931) is a Chinese translator who had been honored by the Iranian Government.[1][2][3]

Zhang is one of the foremost translators of Persian Literature. For his contributions to the introduction of Persian Literature to foreign readers, he was honored with the International Persian Literature Award in 1992, 6th Literature and Art Award in 1998 and the Outstanding Award for Chinese and Persian Culture Exchange in 2000.


Zhang was born in Yongqing County, Hebei in December 1931.

Zhang graduated from Peking University in 1960, where he majored in Russian and Persian.

In 1986, Zhang studied in Iran.




  1. ^ 怀鹤西先生. Wenxin (in Chinese). 2013-08-20. 
  2. ^ 伊朗古史的"去希腊化". Oriental Morning Post (in Chinese). 2011-10-15. 
  3. ^ "伊朗作家生存现状:保守派要么消失要么流亡海外". Chinanews (in Chinese). 2012-05-21. 
  4. ^ 《波斯文学史》 [History of Persian Literature] (in Chinese). Kunlun Press. 2003-01-01. ISBN 9787800406720. 
  5. ^ 《列王纪》 [Shahnameh] (in Chinese). Beijing: Peking University Press. 2009-06-01. ISBN 9787301152478.