Happy birthday Eileen Chang!
The present Doodle celebrates the 100th birthday of Chinese-born essayist and translator Eileen Chang. Lauded for her elegant writing style, private comprehension of human psychology, and investigation of themes like loneliness and embittered romance, Chang is broadly perceived as one of the extraordinary journalists of current Chinese writing.
Eileen Chang was born Zhang Ying into a aristocratic family in Shanghai, China on this day in 1920. When she was in secondary school, Chang earned notice for her uncommon abstract ability, and a portion of her first work was distributed in the school’s magazine.
She proceeded to study literature at the University of Hong Kong before getting back to Shanghai in 1941.
In her mid twenties Chang produced her way as an author, and her short stories and expositions, just as her 1943 novella “The Golden Cangue,” set up her as one of China’s most heralded new voices.
Among her adored works from this period are the novellas “Love in a Fallen City” (1943) and “Red Rose, White Rose” (1944), the two of which are portrayed in the present Doodle. In 1955, Chang moved to the U.S., where she kept on composing over an variety of mediums, from books to screenplays for Hong Kong films.
Her work detonated in fame over the Chinese-talking world during the 1970s, yet Chang stayed an modest and private individual for an incredible duration.
Much Thank to you for your giving a novel lens into life and love during your decades of literary contributions.