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Lao She

Person  Male  Born 3/2/1899  Died 24/8/1966

Categories: Literature

Countries: China/Hong Kong

Chinese novelist and dramatist. Born Beijing as Shu Qingchun. Lao She was his pen name. Lectured at what is now SOAS 1924 - 9. During this time he discovered Dickens and began his own writing. Best known for the novel Rickshaw Boy and the play Teahouse. A victim of the Cultural Revolution, he committed suicide by drowning in Taiping Lake.

His novel Mr Ma and Son is set in London and draws on his experiences here.

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Lao She, 1899 - 1966, Chinese writer, lived here 1925 - 1928. English Heritage

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