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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Yang studies the classical-style poetry of the modern Chinese writers Lu Xun (1881-1936), Yu Dafu (1896-1945), Zhuo Zuoren (1885-1967), Guo Moruo (1892-1978), and Nie Gannu (1903-86).
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of Sydney) examines Western influences on Guo Moruo (1892-1978), an important modern Chinese poet who credited Longfellow as his first poetic inspiration.
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From The May Fourth Movement to Communist Revolution: Guo Moruo and the Chinese Path to Communism.
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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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Drawing on his PhD research, the author examines the question of revolution through the perspective of the intellectuals involved in China's Creation Society in the 1920s, focusing on their political activities, including Guo Moruo, Cheng Fangwu, Yu Dafu, Peng Kang, and Li Chuli, and their social network in Japan.
Almost all the pioneers of modern Chinese poetry were translators as well as poets: Hu Shi (1891-1962), Liu Bannong (1891-1934), Lu Xun (1881-1936), Xu Zhimo (1896-1931), Guo Moruo (1892-1978), Zong Baihua (1897-1986), Wen Yiduo (1899-1946), Li Jinfa (1900-76), Liang Zongdai (1903-83), Zhu Xiang (1904-33), Dai Wangshu (1905-50), Feng Zhi (1905-96), Chen Jingrong (1917-89); and the list goes on and on.