Xu Xu [real name Xu Chuancong }z] 1908-1980

Born in China, Xu Xu graduated from the Philosophy Department of Peking University in 1927 and worked for a short time with the well-known writer Lin Yutang Ly (1895V1976) in 1936 before he went to Paris for further studies. He returned to China during the Anti-Japanese War and taught at several universities. After the Chinese Communist Party's victory in 1949, Xu moved to Hong Kong where he continued his academic and writing career. He taught in Chu Hai College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Baptist University, as well as in Nanyang University in Singapore. He was also a popular writer who straddled many genres, including essays, plays, and poetry, but was most famous for his romantic fiction such as the short story 'Gui lian' [The love of a ghost] (1939) and the novel Feng xiaoxiao [Whistling wind] (1946).