Liu Yichang

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Liu Yichang (Chinese: 劉以鬯; 7 December 1918 – 8 June 2018), or Lau Yee Cheung in Cantonese, was a Hong Kong writer, editor, and publisher. He was born in Shanghai.[1] His best known works are The Drunkard (1963) and Intersection (1993), which is made of two interconnected stories. He was also a prolific columnist who edited 13 newspapers in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, and on average wrote 13,000 characters per day.

Liu died on 8 June 2018 at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan, Hong Kong of pneumonia, aged 99.[2]

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  1. "香港中文大學圖書館 – 劉以鬯簡介 (Liu Yichang Introduction)" (in Chinese). The Chinese University of Hong Kong Libraries. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  2. Su, Xinqi (2018-06-09). "Liu Yichang, author whose works inspired Wong Kar-wai films, dies at 99". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2018-06-10.