Lin Yutang

1895 - 1976

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Lin Yutang (Chinese: 林語堂; October 10, 1895 – March 26, 1976) was a Chinese inventor, linguist, novelist, philosopher, and translator. He had an informal style in both Chinese and English, and he made compilations and translations of classic Chinese texts into English. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lin Yutang has received more than 434,961 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Lin Yutang is the 1,331st most popular writer (down from 1,113th in 2019), the 381st most popular biography from China (down from 304th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Chinese Writer.

Lin Yutang is a Chinese writer and philosopher. He is most famous for his book The Wisdom of Confucius, which is one of the most influential books on the philosophy of Confucianism.

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  • 430k

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  • 59.52

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  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.58

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  • 3.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

La importancia de vivir
Wisdom of India
Between Tears and Laughter
The Importance of Living
Una Hoja en la Tormenta

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Over the past year Lin Yutang has had the most page views in the with 78,743 views, followed by English (51,604), and Spanish (10,322). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Uzbek (88.93%), Cantonese (87.63%), and Mirandese (85.67%)


Among writers, Lin Yutang ranks 1,331 out of 7,302Before him are Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Blaise de Vigenère, Odo of Cluny, Artemidorus, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, and Ivan Kotliarevsky. After him are Allan Pinkerton, Władysław Tarnowski, Catherine de Bourbon, Yan Fu, Callinus, and Christine Nöstlinger.

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Among people born in 1895, Lin Yutang ranks 77Before him are Ferdinand Čatloš, Wilhelm Gustloff, Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois, Vinoba Bhave, Jack Dempsey, and Walter Dornberger. After him are Kiril, Prince of Preslav, Paul Muni, Shote Galica, Kurt Schumacher, Henry de Montherlant, and Nedeljko Čabrinović. Among people deceased in 1976, Lin Yutang ranks 58Before him are Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Carol Reed, Ivan Yakubovsky, Silvana Armenulić, Mitsuo Fuchida, and Michael Polanyi. After him are Lee J. Cobb, Mikhail Gurevich, Arnold Gehlen, Walter Warlimont, Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach, and Abdul Razak Hussein.

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In China

Among people born in China, Lin Yutang ranks 381 out of 1,610Before him are Emperor Zhaozong of Tang (867), Guo Xi (1020), Taiichi Ohno (1912), Gengshi Emperor (null), Emperor Shunzong of Tang (761), and Su Song (1020). After him are Zhuge Zhan (227), Emperor Zhi of Han (138), Yan Fu (1854), Prince Gong (1833), Linji Yixuan (850), and Zhang Zhongjing (150).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Lin Yutang ranks 28Before him are Pu Songling (1640), Shi Nai'an (1296), Lao She (1899), Meng Haoran (690), Lu Yu (733), and Bei Dao (1949). After him are Yan Fu (1854), Sima Xiangru (-179), Liang Qichao (1873), Qiu Jin (1875), Du Mu (803), and Qiu Chuji (1148).