An Bo

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Chinese writer An Bo (1915-1965)

An Bo (安波 1915-1965) was famous Chinese writer.

An Bo was born on Oct. 22, 1913 in Mouping, Shandong Province. "Within One Week," his first short story, was published in 1934 in High School Student, a Shanghai magazine. In 1935, he joined the Party. Two years later, he went to Yan'an and studied at Lu Xun Arts Institute and subsequently worked there. During the 1943 drive to launch the yangko dance at Yan'an, An Bo, Wang Dahua, and others collaborated in writing the yangko opera Brother and sister Reclaiming Land. They succeeded in working the content of the new era and the new life of the people in the liberated areas into this traditional folk art form. The yangko opera had a big impact on the development of revolutionary literature and art.

During the Liberation War, An Bo was president of the Victory Drama Society of the Rehe Military Command and president of the Lu Xun Arts Institute of Hebei-Chahar-Rehe-Liaoning Associated University. He wrote numerous lyrics and songs, such as "Embroidering Golden Characters of Praise for Three Times."

After the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 he assumed the position of head of the Northeast People's Art Theater and head of he Culture Department of the Liaoning Provincial Party Committee. His modern drama Spring Wind Sweeps Across the Nuomin River describes peasants actively launching cooperatives in the countryside. It won an award at the First Northeast Theatrical Music, and Dance Festival. In addition, An Bo wrote a lengthy poem, "Song of Praise to Lei Feng," as well as more operas. In 1964, An Bo became president of he China Conservatory of Music, but died of illness on June 18, 1965.

His main works in clued Brother and Sister Reclaiming Land (in collaboration with Wand Dahua etc. in 1943), "Embroidering Golden Characters of Praise for Three Times" (1953), Spring Wind Sweeps Across the Nuromin River (in 1954), "The Children from Havana" (in collaboration with Mu Qing in 1962), "A Visit to Shanghai" (1963) and "Song of Praise to Lei Feng" (1963).