Nien Cheng

Chinese writer

1915   -   2009

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Yenching University, London School of Economics and Political Science
occupation: writer, businessperson

Nien Cheng or Zheng Nian (January 28, 1915 – November 2, 2009) is the pen name of Yao Nien-Yuan (Chinese: 姚念媛; pinyin: Yáo Niànyuán). She was a Chinese author who recounted her harrowing experiences during the Cultural Revolution in her memoir Life and Death in Shanghai.
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