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Dīng Líng (丁玲) was the pseudonym of Jiǎng Bīngzhī (蒋冰之), also known as Bīn Zhǐ (彬芷) (October 12, 1904 - March 4, 1986), a contemporary Chinese author from Linli (临澧), Hunan province. She is most noted for Miss Sophie's Diary, published in 1927, in which a young woman describes her unhappiness with her life and confused romantic feelings. October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hunan (Chinese: 湖南; pinyin: ) is a province of China, located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and south of Lake Dongting (hence the name Hunan, meaning south of the lake). Hunan is sometimes called 湘 (pinyin: Xiāng) for short, after the Xiang River which runs through the province. ...

According to textbook sources, she was a member of the Anarchist Party, the League of Left-Wing Writers, and in 1932 joined the Communist Party with her husband Hu Yepin. She was incarcerated in 1933 by Nationalists for her Communist views before escaping in 1936. She spent much of the rest of her career writing Communist literature. She won the Stalin Prize for literature in 1951 for her novel 太阳照在桑干河上, "The Sun Shines over The Sanggan River", but became a target during the Cultural Revolution and was again incarcerated from 1970-1975. She became a minor celebrity after her release until her death in 1986. Communist Party of China flag The Communist Party of China (Simplified Chinese: 中国共产党; Traditional Chinese: 中國共産黨; pinyin: ) is the ruling party of the Peoples Republic of China. ... A poster during the Cultural Revolution. ...


  1. Ebrey, Patricia. Cambridge Illustrated History of China. Cambridge University Press, June 13, 1996. ISBN 0521435196
  2. "Ding Ling". College of Wooster.

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