Guo Moruo

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Guo Moruo
Guo Kaizhen 郭開貞
Birthplace Leshan, Sichuan

Guo Moruo


Kuo Mo-jo

(both: gwô` môrhwô`, –zhô`), 1892–1978, Chinese writer and scholar. He co-founded the Creation Society, which promoted a romantic style of writing. His love stories and experiments in free verse, particularly his poetry collection The Goddesses (1921), won immediate popularity. He wrote several historical plays, notably Ch'ü Yüan (1942), about the dissident poet of the 4th-century B.C.; Guo, an avowed Marxist, wrote it while living in territory controlled by the Nationalist Party. He also wrote numerous studies on Chinese archaeology, history, and literature. He served as a prominent government official from 1949 until his death.


See biography by D. T. Roy (1971).

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Chinese literary society founded in 1921 by Zhang Ziping, Guo Moruo, and a number of other Chinese writers studying in Japan.
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