Zhang Jie (writer)

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Zhang Jie
Native name
張潔
Born(1937-04-27)27 April 1937
Beijing, China
Died21 January 2022(2022-01-21) (aged 84)
New York, U.S.
OccupationNovelist
LanguageChinese
Alma materRenmin University of China
Period1960–2022
GenreNovel, prose
Subject"People" and "Love"
Notable worksLeaden Wings
Notable awards2nd Mao Dun Literature Prize
1985 Leaden Wings
6th Mao Dun Literature Prize
2005 Wuzi
ChildrenTang Di

Zhang Jie (traditional Chinese: 張潔; simplified Chinese: 张洁; pinyin: Zhāng Jié; Wade–Giles: Chang Chieh, 27 April 1937 – 21 January 2022) was a Chinese novelist and short-story writer. She is one of China's first feminist fiction writers.[1] Zhang's novel Leaden Wings was translated into German in 1982 and published in England in 1987 by Virago Press. She was awarded the Mao Dun Literature Prize in 1985 for Leaden Wings and in 2005 for Without a Word, making her the first writer to receive the award twice.[2]

Zhang died in New York on January 21, 2022, at the age of 84.[3]

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  1. Eva Shan Chou (2013). "Zhang Jie (27 April 1937-)." Chinese Fiction Writers, 1950-2000, edited by Thomas Moran and Ye (Dianna) Xu. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 370. pp. 292–293.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location (link)
  2. "Zhang Jie". International Literature Festival Berlin. 2003. Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2010-04-27.
  3. "著名作家張潔逝世享年85歲 她是目前唯一兩次獲茅獎的作家". Sina News. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 7 February 2022.