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Ba Jin

Li Yaotang (simplified Chinese: ???; traditional Chinese: ???; pinyin: L? Yáotáng; Wade–Giles: Li Yao-t'ang, November 25, 1904 – October 17, 2005), courtesy name Feigan (Chinese: ??; pinyin: Fèig?n; Wade–Giles: Fei-kan), is considered to be one of the most important and widely read Chinese writers of the 20th century. He wrote under the pen name of Ba Jin (Chinese: ??; pinyin: B? J?n; Wade–Giles: Pa Chin), also known as Li Pei-Kan and Pa Kin, taking his pseudonym from Russian anarchists Bakunin and Kropotkin. Ba Jin started writing his first works in the late 1920s.

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I believe in the future a new Dante will write a new Divine Comedy.

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Loving truth and living honestly is my attitude to life. Be true to yourself and be true to others, ...

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I've lived on royalties all my life. It is the readers who have supported me.

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Victory is for them, not for us. We have not made profit out of our country's misfortune. Victory do ...

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Nobody would say the cowshed was heaven and nobody would say the inhuman torture of so many victims ...

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You have your thoughts and I have mine. This is the fact and you can't change it even if you kill me ...

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I write just because the fire of my emotion is burning. Had I not, I would not have been able to fin ...

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Before my eyes are many miserable scenes, the suffering of others and myself forces my hands to move ...

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My pen is alight and my body aflame. Until both burn down to ash, my love and my hate will remain he ...

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I have spent myself on all kinds of things ... I have advanced much politically but I have written l ...

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I am a person always full of contradictions... It was hard to choose whether to devote myself to rev ...

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Only by not forgetting the past can we be the master of the future.

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?to expose enemies. They include all the old traditional concepts, the irrational systems that obstr ...

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