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Lin Yutang

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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Working name of Chinese-US author, essayist and academic Lin Yü-t'ang (1895-1976), his most important scholarly achievement (in strong contrast to his many volumes of popularized wisdom) being the Chinese-English Dictionary of Modern Usage (1972). In his one sf novel, The Unexpected Island (1955; vt Looking Beyond 1955), refugees from several world Holocausts establish a conservative Ruined Earth Utopia on an isolated Island. [JC]

Lin Yü-t'ang

born Changhow, China: 10 October 1895

died 26 March 1976



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