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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lin Yutang has received more than 319,604 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Lin Yutang is the 1,182nd most popular writer (down from 1,169th in 2019), the 320th most popular biography from China (up from 322nd in 2019) and the 22nd 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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Among writers, Lin Yutang ranks 1,182 out of 5,794Before him are Joyce Carol Oates, Theodor Storm, Michel Tournier, Martha Gellhorn, Tahar Ben Jelloun, and Xavier de Maistre. After him are Nikolaus Lenau, Achilles Tatius, Shi Nai'an, Alain-Fournier, Jan Kochanowski, and Paul Bourget.

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Among people born in 1895, Lin Yutang ranks 76Before him are Walter Dornberger, B. H. Liddell Hart, Jean Giono, Jack Dempsey, Friedrich Jeckeln, and Wilhelm Gustloff. After him are Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski, Kiril, Prince of Preslav, Paul Muni, Dickinson W. Richards, Alexander Orlov, and Vinoba Bhave. Among people deceased in 1976, Lin Yutang ranks 46Before him are Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, Dalton Trumbo, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Paul Lazarsfeld, João Goulart, and Yukio Goto. After him are Arnold Gehlen, Eileen Gray, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Gilbert Ryle, Carlo Gambino, and Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach.

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In China

Among people born in China, Lin Yutang ranks 320 out of 1,186Before him are Emperor Zhezong (1076), Duan Qirui (1865), Ye Jianying (1897), Kong Rong (153), Li Yuanhong (1864), and Yuan Chonghuan (1584). After him are Shi Nai'an (1296), Emperor Wenzong of Tang (809), Meng Haoran (690), Yelü Chucai (1189), Linji Yixuan (850), and Dong Biwu (1886).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Lin Yutang ranks 22Before him are Tao Yuanming (365), Cao Xueqin (1724), Ban Gu (32), Pu Songling (1640), Cai Yan (177), and Lao She (1899). After him are Shi Nai'an (1296), Meng Haoran (690), Qiu Jin (1875), J. G. Ballard (1930), Liang Qichao (1873), and Lu Yu (733).