In memory of the famous American writer Zhang Jie who passed away


Today on the Internet to see the woman writer Zhang Jie died on January 21, 2022 article, or more surprised, before middle school textbooks read her article “dig shepherd’s purse” some impression.A few years ago, I accidentally learned from the Internet that she spent her childhood and youth in a place called Jipo Village in Caijiapo. As a native of Caijiapo, I felt a lot of affinity.Born in 1937 in Beijing, Fushun, Liaoning province, Ms. Zhang Jie’s life is quite legendary. She lost her father when she was young and went to Live in Caijiapo, Qishan, Shaanxi province with her mother. She graduated from Renmin University of China in 1960 and became a sensation in 1978 with a scar literature work, The Child From the Forest.After writing a number of short stories, novellas, novels and essays, his works have won the praise of many readers and experts.At the age of 77 (around 2013), Zhang jie held her solo oil painting exhibition at the Beijing Museum of Modern Literature.This is her first oil painting exhibition in Beijing, but it was declared her “farewell performance”.Zhang Jie live speech: “I want to say the last thing, is that I have found a lawyer will, which wrote in my death do not open a memorial service, do not publish commemorative articles, do not write any of my memory of the article, do not commemorate me.”Zhang jie immigrated to the United States in 2013 and lives a lonely life near Columbia University, according to online reports.Before she left China, she gave away all the books, letters, paintings, notes and diaries that she could, and destroyed those that she did not want to give away. She told the young reporter that she did not want to leave any trace, did not want to be studied, and hoped to disappear in this world forever.Zhang Jie was an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Literature, a member of the Chinese Chapter of PEN International, the fourth council member of the Chinese Writers Association, the fifth and sixth committee member, and the seventh honorary committee member.Enjoy special government allowance.Won the domestic literature award of contradiction twice, was elected vice chairman of The Chinese Writers Association.In my opinion, she is a person who is indifferent to fame and wealth, brave in innovation and has a true temperament.Zhang Jie’s former residence Zhang Jie two essays have been selected in Chinese textbooks “pick up wheat” and “dig shepherd’s purse”, personally feel “pick up wheat” literature and interest is better, “dig shepherd’s purse” has a bit of preaching, but seems unnatural.Ms. Zhang Jie said before her death that she did not want others to study her, to commemorate her, my essay is only as half of the nostalgia of the past, nothing more, do not blame.

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