Ba Jin (Pa Chin) [real name Li Feigan] 1904-2005

Born in Chengdu and moved to Nanjing in 1923. He lived and studied in Paris from 1927 to 1928, and also wrote his first novel there. He wrote numerous short stories, children's books and articles, as well as more than ten novels, the most famous of which is probably Family (1933). During the Cultural Revolution he was attacked by the Gang of Four, but later became a standing member of the Fifth National People's Congress and vice-chairman of the Chinese Writers Association.

  • Aiqing sanbuqu: Wu (1931), Yu(1933), Dian(1935) (Love Trilogy: Fog, Rain,
  • Jiliu sanbuqu: Jia(1933), Chun(1938), Qiu(1940) (Rip Trilogy: Family, Spring,
  • Translated stories by Julio Baghy, Leopold Kampf, Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
       and Maksim Gorky.

    Works available in English:

  • Autumn in Spring and Other Stories (Gladys Yang). Beijing: Chinese Literature
       Press, 1981.
  • Cold Nights (adapted by Meg Jump). Singapore: Federal Publications, 1981.
  • Cold Nights (Nathan K. Mao and Liu Tsun-yan). Hong Kong: Chinese University
       Press; Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1978.
  • Family. Boston: Cheng & Tsui Co.; New York: Doubleday, 1972; Prospect
       Heights, III.: Waveland Press, 1989.
  • Living amongst Heroes. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1954.
  • Random Thoughts (Geremie Barmé). Hong Kong: Joint Publishing Co., 1984.
  • Selected Works of Ba Jin (Sidney Shapiro and Wang Mingjie). Beijing: Foreign
       Languages Press, 1988.
  • The Family (Sidney Shapiro). Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1958; Hong
       Kong: C & W Publishing Co., 1979.

    Studies and Biographies:

  • Olga Lang, Writer Pa Chin and his time: Chinese youth of the transitional period. Ann Arbor,
       Mich,: University Microfilms International, 1985.
  • Nathan K. Mao, Pa Chin. Boston: Twayne, 1978.
  • Cornelius C. Kubler, Vocabulary and notes to Ba Jin's Jia: an aid for reading the novel.
       Ithaca, N.Y.: East Asia Program, Cornell University, 1976.
  • Olga Lang, Pa Chin and his Writings: Chinese Youth Between the Two Revolutions.
       Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1967.