Ba Jin

1904 - 2005

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Ba Jin (Chinese: 巴金; pinyin: Bā Jīn; 25 November 1904 – 17 October 2005) was a Chinese writer and author. He also wrote three original works in Esperanto. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ba Jin has received more than 142,325 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Ba Jin is the 1,430th most popular writer (down from 1,393rd in 2019), the 389th most popular biography from China (down from 378th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Chinese Writer.

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  • 140k

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  • 67.80

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.99

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Ba Jin ranks 1,430 out of 5,794Before him are Bāṇabhaṭṭa, Stobaeus, Émile Gaboriau, William Heinesen, Samuel Pepys, and Vladimir Bartol. After him are Gottfried August Bürger, Louise Labé, Stéphane Hessel, César Vallejo, Wayne Dyer, and Yevgenia Ginzburg.

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Among people born in 1904, Ba Jin ranks 69Before him are Luigi Dallapiccola, Josef Bühler, Peter Lorre, George Stevens, Rudolf Arnheim, and Ernst-Günther Schenck. After him are Yevgenia Ginzburg, Isamu Noguchi, Henri Cartan, Walther Hewel, Yves Congar, and Georges Canguilhem. Among people deceased in 2005, Ba Jin ranks 63Before him are Will Eisner, Henry Taube, Barbara Bel Geddes, Carlo Maria Giulini, Ed McBain, and Mary Jackson. After him are Urie Bronfenbrenner, Charly Gaul, Victoria de los Ángeles, Maurice Trintignant, Augusto Roa Bastos, and John DeLorean.

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In China

Among people born in China, Ba Jin ranks 389 out of 1,186Before him are Qiu Chuji (1148), 7th Dalai Lama (1708), 10th Dalai Lama (1816), Huiyuan (334), Gu Kaizhi (345), and Emperor Jingzong of Tang (809). After him are Emperor Huai of Jin (300), Li Qingzhao (1084), Daniel C. Tsui (1939), Emperor Chong of Han (143), Gampopa (1079), and Wen Tianxiang (1236).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Ba Jin ranks 30Before him are Meng Haoran (690), Qiu Jin (1875), J. G. Ballard (1930), Liang Qichao (1873), Lu Yu (733), and Qiu Chuji (1148). After him are Li Qingzhao (1084), Gampopa (1079), Wen Tianxiang (1236), Mao Dun (1896), Du Mu (803), and Sima Xiangru (-179).