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Renowned novelist Ba Jin passes away at 101
Updated: 2005-10-18 20:37

A man lays a flower wreath in front of a poster of Ba Jin in the National Museum of Modern Chinese Literature in Beijing October 18, 2005. Ba Jin, one of China's most acclaimed novelists, whose writing career spanned warlords, Nationalists, Communists and the chaos of the Cultural Revolution, died in Shanghai on October 17, 2005. He was 101. Jin, the sole survivor of the first generation of writers to use the vernacular rather than formal Chinese, died in hospital after a career which span more than 70 years. His works were translated into more than 30 foreign languages. [newsphoto]

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