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Ba Jin 11.25.12 Thought of the Day

Sichuanese people

“You have your thoughts and I have mine. This is the fact and you can’t change it even if you kill me.
Ba Jin

Li Yaotang was born on this day in in Chengdu, Sichuan, China in 1908. Today is the 104th anniversary of his birth.

  He began his career in 1927, and has a collected work of 14 volumes of novels and proses. The first volume contains his novel The Family, completed in 1931, and his novellette Autumn in Spring in 1932. The second volume contains his two novelettes Garden of Repose, completed in 1944, and Bitter Cold Nights in 1946. The third volume contains the novelette The Grit Men, and 22 short stories. The fourth volume contains 43 articles on literary creation and other subjects by Ba Jin.[Selected Works of Ba Jin]
He was an anarchist who was often at odds with the Communist Party.But after the Communist Revolution he renounced his anarchist ideas and was considered a politically reliable person.

He was nominated for the Nobel prize in Literature in 1975.

Only Ba Jin statue I've ever seen in China

Only Ba Jin statue I’ve ever seen in China (Photo credit: Foto Jenny)

[today’s blog is a little light because I am traveling.]

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