Lin Shuhua 1904-1990

Born in Peking, where her Cantonese father was an official, and started to write while still a student at Yanjing University, publishing short stories from 1924 onwards. After World War II she lived in London with her diplomat husband, the social commentator and former academic Chen Yuan, and from 1954 to 1960 she taught contemporary Chinese literature in Singapore, and later in Canada and the UK. She studied painting in Paris and had several solo exhibitions of her works.