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Yu Kwang-chung

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Yu Guangzhong (Chinese: 余光中; pinyin: Yú Guāngzhōng; Wade–Giles: Yü Kuang-chung; 21 October 1928 – 14 December 2017), also spelled Yu Kwang-chung, was a Taiwanese writer, poet, educator, and critic. He was born in Nanjing, Taiwan.

His best known works were Lanse de yumao [Blue feather], Zai lengzhan de niandai [Cold war years] and Yu yongheng bahe [Tug-of-war with eternity]. He was known for his collaboration with fellow poet Luo Fu. He was Professor Emeritus at National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung. He taught in the United States, including at Gettysburg College.[1]

Yu died on 14 December 2017 from pneumonia in Kaohsiung, Taiwan at the age of 89.[2][3] He was married to Fan Wo-tsun 1956 until his death.[4]

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  1. Arkush, R. David; Lee, Leo O. (20 September 1993). "Land Without Ghosts: Chinese Impressions of America from the Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Present". University of California Press – via Google Books.
  2. Lo, Yuan-shao; Chang, Jung-hsiang; Yeh, Su-ping; Chang, Shu-ling; Kao, Evelyn (14 December 2017). "President Tsai expresses condolences over renowned poet's death". Central News Agency. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  3. Gan, Nectar (2017-12-14). "Poet Yu Kwang-chung dies in Taiwan aged 89". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  4. Huang, Hsu-lei; Chin, Jonathan (15 December 2017). "Poet Yu Kwang-chung, 90, dies in Kaohsiung". Taipei Times. Retrieved 15 December 2017.