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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. She was a well-known feminist woman writer of Chinese literature, known for portraying life in the 1940s Shanghai and Hong Kong. Chang was born with an aristocratic lineage and educated bilingually in Shanghai. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eileen Chang has received more than 463,343 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Eileen Chang is the 1,753rd most popular writer (down from 1,699th in 2019), the 493rd most popular biography from China (down from 455th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Chinese Writer.

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  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.07

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  • 4.18

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Among writers, Eileen Chang ranks 1,753 out of 5,755Before her are Mór Jókai, Malcolm Lowry, Eupolis, Anonymus, Banine, and Pierre Reverdy. After her are Frank McCourt, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Silvina Ocampo, Felice Orsini, Algernon Charles Swinburne, and Herodas.

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Among people born in 1920, Eileen Chang ranks 111Before her are Roberto Calvi, DeForest Kelley, Jack Warden, Heinz Hitler, Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy, and Pierre Plantard. After her are Tonino Guerra, José Luis de Vilallonga, 9th Marquess of Castellbell, Peggy Lee, Martine Carol, Abe Lenstra, and Ray Harryhausen. Among people deceased in 1995, Eileen Chang ranks 77Before her are Georges Canguilhem, Takeo Fukuda, Mehdi Bazargan, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Chen Yun, and Georges J. F. Köhler. After her are Krešimir Ćosić, Selena, Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark, Mia Martini, Sicco Mansholt, and Pancho Gonzales.

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In China

Among people born in China, Eileen Chang ranks 493 out of 1,392Before her are Chen Cheng (1897), He Zizhen (1910), Feng Guozhang (1859), Yen Chia-kan (1905), Liu Xin (-50), and Shiing-Shen Chern (1911). After her are Chen Yi (1901), Li Cunxu (885), Deng Yingchao (1904), Drogön Chögyal Phagpa (1235), Rinchinbal Khan (1326), and Zhang Xun (1854).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Eileen Chang ranks 44Before her are Yan Fu (1854), Xu Shen (58), Watchman Nee (1903), Lu You (1125), Mao Dun (1896), and Liu Cixin (1963). After her are Shen Yue (441), Ruan Ji (210), Fan Zhongyan (989), Ji Kang (223), Feng Menglong (1574), and Ding Ling (1904).