Zhang Xianliang

Chinese author and poet

Zhang Xianliang (Chinese: 张贤亮; December 1936 – 27 September 2014) was a Chinese author and poet. He was the former president of the China Writer Association in Ningxia. He was a political prisoner during the Anti-Rightist Movement in 1957,[2] until 1979. His most well known works, include Half of Man is Woman and Grass Soup.[3]

Zhang Xianliang
BornDecember 1936
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
DiedSeptember 27, 2014(2014-09-27) (aged 77)[1]
Yinchuan, Ningxia, China
Occupationauthor and poet

Xianliang died in Yinchuan, Ningxia, China, aged 77.


  1. "著名作家张贤亮病逝" [Famous Writer Zhang Xianliang Died]. Beijing Times (in Simplified Chinese). 28 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  2. John Litweiler, 'Chairman Mao's Insidious Legacy", Chicago Tribune, 24 September, 1995.
  3. "Love amidst terror: A beautiful political novel about Mao's China". Chicago Sun-Times. 14 August 1988. Retrieved 13 May 2010.