Chen Zhongshi, Chinese writer, Died at 73

Chen Zhongshi was born on August 3, 1942, and died on April 29, 2016.

He was a Chinese author.

When he graduated from No. 34 High School of Xi’an in 1962, Chen got a teaching job in primary school and, after two years, became a senior high school teacher.

Chen Zhongshi began writing prose in 1965 and finished his magnum opus White Deer Plain in 1993 (for which he won the Mao Dun Literature Prize in 1997).

During 1966, Chen Zhongshi joined the Chinese Communist Party.

Chen Zhongshi was interested in literature and soon began devoting himself to a writing career.

Zhongshi became the vice director of Culture Bureau of Baqiao District of Xi’an in 1980.

Zhongshi served as a member of the Writers Association of Shaanxi, becoming vice president in 1985 and chairman in 1993.

During 1979, Chen became a member of the Chinese Writers Association (which he at one point served as the association’s vice chairman).

Chen was the vice president of the Chinese Writers Association, from 2001 to 2006.

Chen Zhongshi passed away at 73 yrs old.