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Novelist Ba Jin passed away at 101
By Wang Shanshan (China Daily)
Updated: 2005-10-18 05:51


The three - "The Family," "The Spring" and "The Autumn" - were enormously popular with Chinese youths at the time and throughout the century. They attacked the traditional Chinese family structure and depicted the struggles and tragedies, love and hatred of the young generation in a saga of family decline.

Some of his strongest writings were created during China's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1937-45), including short novels "A Garden of Repose" (1944), "Ward No 4" (1946) and "Cold Nights" (1947), according to Chen, who has carried out academic research on the writer and his works for two decades.

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