Eileen Chang

1920 - 1995

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Eileen Chang (traditional Chinese: 張愛玲; simplified Chinese: 张爱玲; pinyin: Zhāng Àilíng; Wade–Giles: Chang1 Ai4-ling2;September 30, 1920 – September 8, 1995), also known as Chang Ai-ling or Zhang Ailing, or by her pen name Liang Jing (梁京), was a Chinese-born American essayist, novelist, and screenwriter. Chang was born with an aristocratic lineage and educated bilingually in Shanghai. She gained literary prominence in Japanese-occupied Shanghai between 1943 and 1945. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eileen Chang has received more than 542,287 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Eileen Chang is the 1,608th most popular writer (up from 1,739th in 2019), the 472nd most popular biography from China (up from 492nd in 2019) and the 40th most popular Chinese Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 540k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.89

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.65

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Rose rouge et rose blanche
Traces of Love and Other Stories
La Cangue d'Or
Lust, Caution
An espionage thriller set against the backdrop of World War II Shanghai recounts the relationship between Mr. Yee, a powerful political figure, and Wang Jiazhi, a young woman who is swept up in a perilous game of emotional intrigue with Mr. Yee, in a volume that is accompanied by the screenplay for the film, an essay on the making of the film, and film stills. Simultaneous. (A Focus Features film, written by James Schamus & Wang Hui-Ling, directed by Ang Lee, releasing September 2007) (Performing Arts)
The rice-sprout song

Page views of Eileen Changs by language

Over the past year Eileen Chang has had the most page views in the with 264,500 views, followed by English (69,639), and Japanese (9,699). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hakka (770.51%), Maltese (291.14%), and Finnish (127.61%)


Among writers, Eileen Chang ranks 1,608 out of 7,302Before her are Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Robert Desnos, Dick Bruna, Philip José Farmer, and Petar Kočić. After her are Peter Altenberg, Pacuvius, Uri Avnery, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Marie de Gournay, and Aharon Appelfeld.

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Among people born in 1920, Eileen Chang ranks 97Before her are John Harsanyi, Ben Ferencz, Ricardo Montalbán, Heinz Hitler, Kim Yong-ju, and Peggy Lee. After her are Bruno Maderna, Roberto Calvi, Vilém Flusser, Constanze Manziarly, Henry Heimlich, and Pierre Plantard. Among people deceased in 1995, Eileen Chang ranks 74Before her are Ernest Mandel, Heiner Müller, Krešimir Ćosić, Yves Congar, Takeo Fukuda, and Chen Yun. After her are Morarji Desai, Gabriel Urgebadze, Joseph Needham, Franciszek Gajowniczek, Clair Cameron Patterson, and Alexander Godunov.

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In China

Among people born in China, Eileen Chang ranks 472 out of 1,610Before her are Cao Zhang (190), Chen Yun (1905), Zhang Xianzhong (1606), Rebiya Kadeer (1946), H. H. Kung (1881), and 10th Dalai Lama (1816). After her are Emperor Xizong of Tang (862), Hu Shih (1891), Chen Cheng (1897), Rinchinbal Khan (1326), Chen Yi (1901), and Guo Shoujing (1231).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Eileen Chang ranks 40Before her are Qiu Chuji (1148), Li Qingzhao (1084), Lu You (1125), J. G. Ballard (1930), Wen Tianxiang (1236), and Liu Cixin (1963). After her are Li He (790), Liu Zongyuan (773), Ba Jin (1904), Gampopa (1079), Shen Yue (441), and Mao Dun (1896).