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WRITER

Cao Xueqin

1724 - 1763

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Cáo Xuěqín ([tsʰǎʊ ɕɥètɕʰǐn] tsow sh'weh-chin; Chinese: 曹雪芹); (4 April 1710 — 10 June 1765) was a Chinese writer during the Qing dynasty. He is best known as the author of Dream of the Red Chamber, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cao Xueqin has received more than 233,001 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Cao Xueqin is the 849th most popular writer (up from 868th in 2019), the 237th most popular biography from China (down from 226th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Chinese Writer.

Cao Xueqin is most famous for his novel "Dream of the Red Chamber."

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  • 230k

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  • 62.20

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  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.27

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Cao Xueqin ranks 849 out of 5,755Before him are Antonio Tabucchi, Annie Ernaux, L. Frank Baum, Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Magtymguly Pyragy, and Valerius Maximus. After him are Ibycus, Rubén Darío, Eleanor Marx, Antoine Galland, Theodor Fontane, and Dio Chrysostom.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1724, Cao Xueqin ranks 4Before him are Immanuel Kant, Maria Amalia of Saxony, and Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock. After him are Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria, Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Louise of Great Britain, Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach, Peter von Biron, and Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein. Among people deceased in 1763, Cao Xueqin ranks 5Before him are Augustus III of Poland, Princess Isabella of Parma, Antoine François Prévost, and Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony. After him are Pierre de Marivaux, Peter Forsskål, Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, Gottfried Heinrich Bach, Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Prince Georg Ludwig of Holstein-Gottorp, and Marco Foscarini.

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In China

Among people born in China, Cao Xueqin ranks 237 out of 1,392Before him are Zhao Bing (1271), Pujie (1907), Di Renjie (630), Guo Jia (170), Liu Hui (225), and Wong Kar-wai (1958). After him are Huang Zhong (148), Heshen (1750), Tsung-Dao Lee (1926), Emperor Cheng of Han (-51), Zhang Jue (200), and Emperor Hui of Jin (259).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Cao Xueqin ranks 17Before him are Kumārajīva (343), Jin Yong (1924), Kang Youwei (1858), Su Shi (1037), Zhang Sanfeng (1200), and Ban Gu (32). After him are Tao Yuanming (365), Cai Yan (177), Lao She (1899), Lin Yutang (1895), Meng Haoran (690), and Pu Songling (1640).