Ch'ien Chung-shu Critical Essays

Introduction

Ch'ien Chung-shu 1910–

Chinese novelist, short story writer, and literary historian.

Ch'ien's novel, Fortress Besieged, has been described as China's greatest contemporary novel. It is mocking and humorous, rare qualities in contemporary Chinese literature. Ch'ien was educated at Oxford and in Paris and is a revered academic at the Institute of Literature in the Academy of Social Sciences in Peking. Ch'ien has not written fiction since 1949.