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"Sealed Off" Zhang Ai ling About the Author THE END Zhang Ailing was born in Shanghai, China. She had an unhappy childhood due to a rocky marriage between her parents, which could contribute to the pessimistic tone of her writings. She learned English, art, and Chinese literature at a young age. She even wrote her own works, debuting a short novel at the age of 12. In 1938, Zhang studied English literature at the University of Hong Kong, but did not graduate because of the Japanese invasion. She went back to Shanghai and in 1943, with the help of the famous editor, Zhou Shoujuan she became the hottest new writer. Many of her works were about romance. She was married to Hu Lancheng, but later divorced because he was unfaithful. In 1955, Zhang moved to the US and later married a screenwriter, Ferdinand Reyher. Zhang died in 1955. She had no children. Some of her most famous works are Lust, Caution and Love in a Fallen City. Characters Themes THANK YOU Sources:
Zhang Ai Ling's biography- http://history.cultural-china.com/en/48History7679.html
Karen Kingsbury's Translation of "Sealed Off" by Zhang Ai Ling from The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature 34 year old accountant who is married with children. He is unhappy with life. He is jealous of people with ambition. He feels he does not have a purpose in life.

24 year old English teacher at a university. She is a good daughter and student. She is also unhappy with life. She wants people to treat with respect. 20th centural urban people live meaningless lives Lu Zong Zhen Wu Cui Yuan dreams and desires- represented by the two main characters good vs real- Cui Yuan says that, "In this world, there are more good people than real people." chance encounters- spontaneous meetings lead to honesty
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