Lin Shu

1852 - 1924

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Lin Shu (Chinese: 林紓, November 8, 1852 – October 9, 1924; courtesy name Qinnan (琴南) was a Chinese man of letters, especially for introducing Western literature to a whole generation of Chinese readers, despite his ignorance of any foreign languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lin Shu has received more than 31,658 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Lin Shu is the 4,196th most popular writer, the 733rd most popular biography from China and the 87th most popular Chinese Writer.

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Among writers, Lin Shu ranks 4,196 out of 5,794Before him are Viktor Yerofeyev, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Tom Robbins, Rizaeddin bin Fakhreddin, Anna Maria Ortese, and David Almond. After him are Hjalmar Bergman, József Katona, Tommaso Landolfi, Gleb Uspensky, Anita Loos, and Thomas Friedman.

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Among people born in 1852, Lin Shu ranks 82Before him are Curt von François, Carl Chun, Princess Pauline of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Leon Wyczółkowski, Hans Huber, and Dmitry Mamin-Sibiryak. After him are Felix Graf von Bothmer, Johan Ramstedt, Fulgence Bienvenüe, James Dwight, Orest Khvolson, and Abdülhak Hâmid Tarhan. Among people deceased in 1924, Lin Shu ranks 87Before him are Luigi Pelloux, Arnold Pick, William Hemsley, Stefan Toshev, Viktor Nogin, and Herman Heijermans. After him are Teodor Teodorov, Ivan Evstratiev Geshov, Hannibal Sehested, Vlastimil Tusar, Wollert Konow, and Corrado Segre.

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In China

Among people born in China, Lin Shu ranks 733 out of 1,186Before him are Wen Yiduo (1899), Carina Lau (1965), Wang Huning (1955), Yan Lianke (1958), Chen Hongshou (1598), and Toshiko Fujita (1950). After him are Liu He (1952), Zhao Wei (1976), Derek Parfit (1942), John Baptist Wu (1925), Sun Chunlan (1950), and Bei Dao (1949).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Lin Shu ranks 87Before him are Mervyn Peake (1911), Chögyam Trungpa (1939), Dai Sijie (1954), Wang Guowei (1877), Wen Yiduo (1899), and Yan Lianke (1958). After him are Bei Dao (1949), Zhu Ziqing (1898), John Hersey (1914), Ingrid Noll (1935), Liao Yiwu (1958), and Su Tong (1963).