Zhang Ailing (Chang, Eileen) 1920-1995

Eileen Chang was born and went to school in Shanghai, and attended Hong Kong University from 1939-1941, but returned to Shanghai when the Japanese occupied Hong Kong. Living in Japanese-occupied Shanghai she wrote many popular pieces published in mass-circulation magazines, but her remarkable use of language meant that she was also taken seriously as a writer. She moved to Hong Kong in 1952, and then to the United States in 1955, where she lived for the rest of her life. Her long story The Golden Cangue was described as "the greatest novelette in the history of Chinese literature" by the critic C.T. Hsia.

Works available in English:

  • Love in a Fallen City (Karen S. Kingsbury and Eileen Chang), New York: New York Review Books, 2007.
  • Naked earth. Hong Kong : The Union Press, 1956.
  • Red rose and white rose (Carolyn Thompson Brown). Ann Arbor, Mich.:
       University Microfilms International, 1991 printing,c1978.
  • The rice-sprout song. New York : Charles Scribner, 1955.
  • Traces of love and other stories (Eva Hung). Hong Kong : Renditions Paperbacks,