Zhang Xiuya (Chang Hsiu-ya) 1919-2001

She was born in Hebei and worked as a newspaper editor in Chongqing before she went to Taiwan in 1948. She taught creative writing and translation for twenty-five years at Taiwan”¦s Fu Jen University until her retirement. In her seventy-year writing career, Chang published over eighty volumes of essays, poetry, fiction, and translations. She was particularly noted for her essays; her collection Bei chuang xia „_µ”¤U [By the north window] (1976) was winner of the Sun Yat-sen Literary Award.