Pa Chin

Pa Chin:

see Ba JinBa Jin
or Pa Chin
, pseud. of Li Yaotang (also Li Feigan), 1904–2005, one of China's most acclaimed modern novelists, b. Chengdu. Born into a wealthy family, he received a broad education in China, graduating in 1925, and traveling to France in 1927–28.
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Pa Chin


(pseudonym of Li Fei-kan). Born 1904 in the city of Chengtu. Chinese writer. Born into the family of a landowner.

Pa Chin’s first novella, Destruction (1929), and its continuation New Life (1932) are devoted to the story of a young revolutionary from a wealthy family. In the novels and novellas Setting Sun (1930), Miners (1932), Dream on the Sea (1932) the author lashes out against the world of cruelty and evil. The trilogy Love (1931–33; Russian translation, 1957) is devoted to the fate of Chinese youth during the revolution. The trilogy Turbulent Stream (1933–40; Russian translation, 1956–57), which is Pa Chin’s most important work, describes the decay of a feudal family. Pa Chin took part in the anti-Japanese front (1937–45). His novel Fire (1943) depicts the participation of Shanghai youth in the resistance movement against the Japanese invaders. He translated the works of M. Gorky, A. I. Herzen, and I. S. Turgenev into Chinese.


Pa Chin wenchi, vols. 1–9. Peking, 1958–59.
In Russian translation:
Sochineniia, vols. 1–2. Moscow, 1959.


Petrov, V. “Tvorchestvo Ba Tszinia i ego roman Sem’ia,” in Ba Tszin’, Sem’ia. Moscow, 1956. (Translated from Chinese.)
Lang, O. Pa Chin and His Writings. Cambridge, 1967.