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BA JIN (pseud. of Li Pei Kan (1905 -10/17/2005 ). Chinese Writer. A Bibliography
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"I do not write to earn a living or to build a reputation. I write to
battle enemies.

"Who are they? Every outdated traditional notion, every irrational system
that stands in the way of social progress and human development, and every
instance of cruelty in the face of love. These are my great enemies.

"My pen is alight and my body aflame. Until both burn down to ash, my love
and my hate will remain here in the world."

BA JIN (LI PEI KAN)*

(1905- )

Works

(Selection)

-  A Battle For Life. Partial excerpt of English translation of Ba Jin’s dedication to Emma Goldman

-  Family/Pa Chin. Introduction by Olga Lang. New York: Anchor Books, 1972. (CIRA : Aa 0221)

-  Random thoughts / by Ba Jin ; translated by Geremie Barmé.[Sui hsiang lu. English]. Hongkong : Joint Pub. Co., 1984. xvii, 200 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. ISBN: 9620403126

9620403118 (pbk.)

Studies

-  "A Message from the S.I.C.", Libero International (March 1980), No. 30

-  Ayers, W. "Shanghai Labor and the May Thirtieth Movement," Papers on China (1950) 5:1-38. Harvard University, East Asian Research Center.

-  Bao-Puo. "The Anarchist Movement in China: From a Letter of a Chinese Comrade." Tr. from the Russian, in Freedom, 39 (1925) 423:4.

-  --- . "The Society for Literary Studies, 1921-1930." Papers on China (1953) 7:34-79. Harvard University, East Asian Research Center.

-  Hsin ch’ing-nien. "Chinese Anarchists in Tokyo," Freedom, 22 (1908) 23:52.

-  Lang, O. (Olga) . Pa Chin and his writings. Chinese youth between the two revolutions. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press , 1967. (Harvard East Asian series ; 28). XIV, 402 p. Bibl., index and prts. (CIRA : Ba 124)

-  Mao, Nathan K. Pa Chin / by Nathan K. Mao. Boston : Twayne Publishers, 1978. 170 p. : port. ; 21 cm. Index. Bibl. 161-166.ISBN: 0805763376.

Library of Congress : PL2780.F4 Z826

-  Muñoz, Vladimiro, (1920- ). Li Pei Kan and Chinese anarchism / by V. Muñoz. (Men and movements in the history and philosophy of anarchism). New York : Revisionist Press, 1977. 30 p. ; 24 cm. Bibl. ISBN: 0877002428

Library of Congress : PL2780.F4 Z83

-  "Pa Chin’s Journey in Sentiment: From Hope to Dispair". Journal of the Chinese Teachers Association, 11.2 (May 1976)

-  Perng, Sue W. "Family : the ties that bind Ba Jin and Lu Xun in May Fourth intellectual discourse" / by Sue W. Perng. Thesis (A.B., Honors in East Asian Languages and Civilizations). 1998. Harvard University. 115 leaves ; 29 cm.

-  Ru, Yi-ling, (1944- ). The family novel : toward a generic definition / Yi-ling Ru (American university studies. Series XIX, General literature, 0743-6645 ; vol. 28). New York : P. Lang, c1992.. x, 221 p. ; 24 cm. ISBN: 0820415677 (alk. paper). Bibl. 193-210.

This history and criticism of family in literature deals with Pa, Chin, Galsworthy, John, Martin du Gard, Roger, 1881-1958.
Library of Congress : PN3503 .R8 1991

-  "Special issue on Twentieth Century Memoirs. Reminiscences by well-known literary figures, including Zhu Jin, Lao She and Wang Xiyan," Renditions (Autumn 1992) 38.

-  WANG, Rujie "The Transparency of Chinese Realism: A Study of Texts by Lu Xun, Ba Jin, Mao Dun, And Lao She," Ph. D. Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 1993; Director: Janet A. Walker

Ba Jin’s suffering under political repression by the Nationalists, military occupation and deportation by Japan, and the Cultural Revolution.

-  Xiao, Minghan, "The Deterioration of Upper Class Families in The Works of William Faulkner and Ba Jin," Ph.D., 1989. 450 P. Ohio University; 0167 Director: Lester Jay Marks

Films

Return from Silence: Five prominent and controversial Chinese writers speak on their roles in the modernization of China. (1 hour video cassette available): The life and work of five esteemed Chinese writers whose modern classics shaped China’s past: Ba Jin, Mao Dun, Ding Ling, Cao Yu, and Ai Qing. Produced by Chung-wen Shih, George Washington University. 1982.

* We are indebted to Professors Arif Dirlik, John A. Rapp and Jean-Jacques Gandini for their encouragements and suggestions.


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