Ai Qing

Born Mar 27, 1910

Ai Qing, is regarded as one of the finest modern Chinese poets. He was known under his pen names Línbì, Kè'ā (克阿) and Éjiā (莪伽).

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1910 Birth Born on March 27, 1910.


1932 22 Years Old After returning to Shanghai, China in May 1932, he joined China Left Wing Artist Association, and was arrested in July for opposing the Kuomintang party. … Read More
1935 25 Years Old He was finally released in October 1935.
1937 27 Years Old After the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937, Ai Qing wrote "Snowfall on the Chinese earth" (《雪落在中国的土地上》) after arriving at Wuhan to support the war effort.
1938 28 Years Old In 1938, he moved to Guilin to become the editor of "Guixi Daily" newspaper.


1940 30 Years Old In 1940, he became the dean of the Chinese department at Chongqing YuCai University.
1941 31 Years Old In 1941, he moved to Yan'an, and joined the Chinese Communist Party in the subsequent year.
1949 39 Years Old Beginning in 1949, he was on cultural committees. … Read More


1957 47 Years Old However in 1957, during the Anti-Rightist Movement, he defended Ding Ling, was accused of "rightism", and in 1958 exiled to farms in northeast China, and then in 1959 transferred to Xinjiang by the Communist authorities.


1979 69 Years Old 1 More Event
He was not allowed to publish his works Return Song(《归来的歌》) and Ode to Light(《光的赞歌》) until he was reinstated in 1979.
1980 70 Years Old He made a second journey to France in 1980, and in 1985 French president François Mitterrand awarded him the title of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters. … Read More
1996 86 Years Old Died on May 5, 1996.
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