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

Chinese novelist Ba Jin is seen in Shanghai in this undated file photo. 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. Ba 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. Ba Jin's works were translated into more than 30 foreign languages. [newsphoto]

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