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Cao Yu

1910 - 1996

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Cao Yu (Chinese: 曹禺; Wade–Giles: Tsʻao Yü, September 24, 1910 – December 13, 1996) was a Chinese playwright, often regarded as one of China's most important playwrights of the 20th century. His best-known works are Thunderstorm (1933), Sunrise (1936) and Peking Man (1940). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cao Yu has received more than 70,654 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Cao Yu is the 2,301st most popular writer (up from 2,471st in 2019), the 581st most popular biography from China (down from 574th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular Chinese Writer.

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Among writers, Cao Yu ranks 2,301 out of 5,755Before him are Stefan Żeromski, Francesc Eiximenis, S. S. Van Dine, George Whitefield, Terry Goodkind, and Victoria Ocampo. After him are Mir Taqi Mir, Zabel Yesayan, Nikolay Dobrolyubov, Juvencus, Varro Atacinus, and Kató Lomb.

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Among people born in 1910, Cao Yu ranks 111Before him are Nouhak Phoumsavanh, Ruan Lingyu, Félix Candela, Joan Bennett, Benzion Netanyahu, and Ai Qing. After him are Rudolf Kempe, Scatman Crothers, Irmfried Eberl, Alex North, Barbara O'Neil, and Gerhard Schröder. Among people deceased in 1996, Cao Yu ranks 103Before him are Hyman Minsky, Idries Shah, Leo Joseph Suenens, Haing S. Ngor, Karl Rappan, and Ai Qing. After him are Jerry Siegel, Edison Denisov, Károly Grósz, Muhammad al-Badr, Yulii Khariton, and Bartel Leendert van der Waerden.

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In China

Among people born in China, Cao Yu ranks 581 out of 1,392Before him are Ruan Lingyu (1910), Wang Ming (1904), Bada Shanren (1626), Jin Midi (-134), Ragibagh Khan (1320), and Ai Qing (1910). After him are Jianzhen (688), Li Shangyin (813), Deng Sui (81), Xu Shichang (1855), Li Cheng (919), and Tung Chee-hwa (1937).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Cao Yu ranks 53Before him are Fan Zhongyan (989), Ji Kang (223), Feng Menglong (1574), Ding Ling (1904), Li He (790), and Ai Qing (1910). After him are Li Shangyin (813), Consort Ban (-48), Tian Han (1898), Jung Chang (1952), Han Suyin (1917), and Lu Ji (261).