Eileen Chang

Eileen Chang (1920–1995) was a novelist, essayist, and screenwriter. She was born in Shanghai and began publishing stories and essays in 1941. She left China in 1952 to escape the influence of the Communist party, settling in the United States in 1955. She continued to write novels, stories, essays, and screenplays for Hong Kong films. In the 1970s, her works became immensely popular throughout the Chinese-speaking world. Despite her growing fame, Chang grew more and more reclusive, and was found dead in her Los Angeles apartment in 1995. Her works continue to be translated into English. A film adaptation of her novella, Lust, Caution, directed by Ang Lee, was released in 2007.


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No Survivors: Women, Violence, and the Brutal Love of Eileen Chang


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