Famous Authors from China

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List of the most popular authors from China, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Chinese authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Chinese writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Authors here include everything from Chen-Ning Yang to Lu Xun.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from China?" and "Who are the best Chinese authors?"

For further information on these historic Chinese authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Chinese authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.
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    Diederichs Gelbe Reihe^! Bd.19^! Tao Te King, Das Tao des Lebens.

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    Gu huo, Li ren jie, Gui jie

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    'Once–Lin Xi's 1990s from beginning to end'

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    Selected Poems of Ai Qing, Black eel

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    The True Story of Ah Q, Lu Xun xuan ji, Call To Arms

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    Lin Yutang is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from China

    The vigil of a nation, A Leaf in the Storm, A history of the press and ...

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    John Woo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from China

    John Woo: Interviews

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    Katherine Paterson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from China

    Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Of Nightingales That Weep ...

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    Reverberations, Mo Takuto goroku, The political thought of Mao Tse-tung ...

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    Sha ding, Xu ba ji, Ba Jin de nei xin shi jie

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    Red Sorghum, Big Breasts and Wide Hips, The Republic of Wine

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    You're Only as Good as Your Next One: 100 Great Films^! 100 Good Films^!

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    Mao Dun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from China

    Bōjun, Zi ye, Chʻun tsʻan

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    The Rice Sprout Song, Naked earth, Written on Water

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    Fiona Sit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from China
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    King of the children

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    The Mountain Is Young, A Many-Splendoured Thing, Destination Chungking

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    Cherish, Detailed Little Things, The Child Woman

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    Wives and Concubines, Shih i chi, Shang xin de wu dao

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    Pang Ho-Cheung is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from China
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    The Stream Flows, Three Chinese Love Songs, H'un (Lacerations): In ...

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    Riemann-Finsler geometry, Chen Xingshen wen xuan, Minimal submanifolds in ...

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    Records of the Grand Historian, guang zhu yu shi Shi ji jing hua, Tu jie ...

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    Face on the Wall

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    Namkhai Norbu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from China

    Journey among the Tibetan nomads, Primordial Experienc, The supreme source ...

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    course in probability theory, Chance & Choice, Green^! Brown^! and ...

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    Zhuangzi, Bai hua Zhuangzi, Das wahre Buch vom südlichen ...

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    The Carnal Prayer Mat, Feng zheng wu, Bi mu yu

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    Cantonese primer, Language and symbolic systems, Ambiguity in Chinese

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    Geling Yan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from China

    Siao Yu, The Lost Daughter of Happiness, Yi ge nu bing di qiao qiao hua ...

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    Juedai Shuangjiao, Feidao Youjian Feidao, Biancheng Langzi

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    Communications engineering, A Completeness Theorem and a Computer Program ...

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    Titus Groan, Gormenghast, The Rhyme of the Flying Bomb

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    Gao nü ren he ta di ai zhang fu, Voices from the whirlwind, Wo shi ...

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    Wo di ru yu, Tiananmen Follies, Liang Shuming Wang Shiwei Chu Anping

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    Poems of a period, Golden Triangle^! frontier and wilderness, A farewell ...

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    Chen-Ning Yang is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from China

    Selected papers (1945-1980)^! with commentary, Elementary particles

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    Journey of a Thousand Miles: My Story, Dragon Songs

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    Cao Xueqin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from China

    Dream of the Red Chamber, Shi tou ji, Sin-e orciġuluġsan Hūng leo meng ...

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    Wu Cheng'en is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from China

    Journey to the West, Baraġunsi jorciġsan temdeglel, Puteshestvie na Zapad ...

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    Wo De Fu Qin Mu Qin, China's own critics, The Chinese renaissance

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    Mysteries of Thought and Dreams of Mankind^! 2 volumes, Criticism on ...

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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon #3, Crouching Tiger

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    Rethinking the Skyscraper, Ecodesign, T.R. Hamzah & Yeang

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    Confucius is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from China

    The Doctrine Of The Mean, Analects, Book of Rites

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    Louis Cha is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from China

    The Deer and the Cauldron, Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain, Sword Stained ...

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    Gu Cheng is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from China

    Nameless flowers, Selected poems, Sea of dreams

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    The Pleasure of Thought, Silent Majority, Age of Bronze


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