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Qian Zhongshu

Qian Zhongshu (or Ch'ien Chung Shu, 钱钟书 Pinyin qian2 zhong1 shu1, 1910 - December 19, 1998) was a Chinese writer and scholar.

He was one of the most well-known Chinese authors to the Western world. Graduating from Tsinghua University in Beijing in 1933, Qian continued his studies in Oxford University (Exeter College) in Britain, and later University of Paris in France. He returned to China in 1938 and became a professor at Tsinghua University.

His most famous novel, Wei Cheng (Fortress Besieged), was then published. His other works include Ren*Shou*Gui (People*Animals*Ghosts), Xiezai Renshen Bianshang (Written at the Edge of Life).

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