CIIC:Today's featured article/January 25, 2010

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Xiao Hong

Xiao Hong (the penname of Zhang Naiying) was born on June 2, 1911 in Hulan, Heilongjiang Province. She lost her mother in her childhood. At 17 years old, Xiao Hong began to study at a girls' high school in Harbin, where she came in touch with the progressive ideas which had emerged since the May 4th Movement of 1919 and with Chinese and foreign literary works which broadened her outlook. She was deeply influenced by the works of Lu Xun, Mao Dun, and L. Sinclair. In the winter of 1930, Xiao Hong ran away from home because she felt dissatisfied with her feudal family and arranged marriage. During this time, she drifted from place to place, making friends with some progressive scholars and taking an active part in anti-Japanese activities. (More...)