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Video: Writer Han Suyin dies at 95

11-05-2012 19:09 BJT

Renowned British Chinese writer Han Suyin has died in Lausanne, Switzerland at the age of 95. Her autobiographical novel was turned into the popular American film "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing." The Chinese-born author has also written dozens of books on modern China, including biographies for Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai.

Han was born in September 12th in 1916 in central China’s Henan Province - the daughter of a Chinese railway engineer and his Belgian wife. She would spend her first 19 years in China. Han began to publish novels in 1942 when she was 26 years old.

She later wrote her best known work "A Many-Splendoured Thing", at 36. It was based on her own romance with a war correspondent. Three years later, the novel was made into a major Hollywood film which went on to win an Academy award for its music.

Han Suyin’s novels have also become major works for western academics of China. Han’s legacy will continue with the Han Suyin Award for Young Translators - the highest prize for young translators in China since 1989.

 

 

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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