Ai Qing

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Birthday
27, 1910
Birthplace
China
Death Date
May 5, 1996 (86)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1910
Birthplace
China
Death Date
May 5, 1996 (86)

About

Known by the pen names of Kè'ā, Éjiā, and Línbì, he wrote such works of Chinese modernist poetry as Guilai de Ge (Song of Returning) and Xiang Taiyang (Toward the Sun).

Before Fame

While imprisoned for his opposition to the Kuomintang (Chinese National People's Party), he penned Dayanhe, his first book of poetry.

Trivia

He edited such respected literary publications as Poetry Magazine and People's Literature.

Family Life

His two sons, Ai Xuan and Ai Weiwei, both had successful careers as visual artists.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow Chinese poet Wen Yiduo.