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Lin Yutang

Lin Yutang (林语堂) was a 20th-century Chinese author who wrote several notable English novels.

Born in 1895 to a Christian minister in Fujian Province, he received a rudimentary education from a private teacher with solid traditional knowledge. But he was heavily influenced by Western culture during his education at St. John’s University in Shanghai in 1912. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from the famous religious school in the city, whose past is replete with the concessions, Lin went on to study at Harvard University in 1919, where he obtained his master’s in literature. Then he moved to Germany and obtained a Ph.D. in philology at Leipzig University. (More...)

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