List of Chinese writers

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This is a list of noted or famous Chinese writers. (The list is sorted by when they died; those who are alive, are farther down the list.)

Qin dynasty and before change

Han dynasty and later change

Tang dynasty and later change

Song dynasty and later change

Ming dynasty change

Qing dynasty change

Modern period change

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  1. The precise dating of Cao Xueqin's birth and death is a matter of heated debate amongst Chinese Redologists. It would be fair however to confine Cao's birth date to between 1715 and 1724, as attested by the elegiac poems by his friends – Duncheng (敦誠) and Zhang Yiquan (張宜泉) – which stated Cao was forty and nearly fifty respectively when he died. A much fuller discussion can be found under the relevant sections in Chen Weizhao's Hongxue Tongshi ("A History of Redology"), Shanghai People's Publishing Press, 2005, pp. 194–197; 348–349; 657–662.
  2. Briggs, Asa (ed.) (1989) The Longman Encyclopedia, Longman, ISBN 0-582-91620-8
  3. Zhou, Ruchang. Cao Xueqin. pp. 230–233.
  4. Zhang Yiquan: Hong lou meng volume 1. p.2 cited in the introduction to The Dream of the Red Chamber. by Li-Tche Houa and Jacqueline Alézaïs.La Pléiade 1979
  5. "Li Ao". Retrieved 2021-02-17.