Hu Lancheng 胡蘭成 1906-1981

Hu Lancheng, a controversial writer, editor and litterateur, was married to the famous novelist Eileen Chang 張愛玲 from 1944 to 1947 and served briefly in the Naijing puppet government directed by Wang Jingwei 汪精衛 during the war. He fled to Tokyo after the war and was offered a post in the 1970s at the Chinese Culture University in Taiwan but was later forced to return to Japan under great public pressure. His best-known works include his memoir Jinsheng Jinshi 今生今世 [This life, these times] (1959) and Zhongguo Wenxue Shihua 中國文學史話 [An anecdotal history of Chinese literature] (1991).