The Story of Hu Feng

I have recently begun a new WordPress site on which I am posting biographical materials about the mid-20th century Chinese poet, writer and editor Hu Feng. A link to that site is here: http://www.storyofhufeng.com

Hu Feng was one of many Chinese individuals who made major contributions to Chinese life and culture during the years between the 1930s and 1970s, and whose contributions are now well recognised. However, many of these individuals, like Hu Feng, also suffered persecution during the many ‘movements’ that were launched by Mao Zedong during the 1950s and 1960s. Hu Feng was at the centre of one of the earliest of these ‘movements’, when he was arrested because his views about the role of literature were opposed to those of Mao Zedong. His wife Mei Zhi was also arrested, along with many young writers whose work Hu Feng published in his literary journals.

In the second article I have published on my new site, I have outlined the life of Hu Feng, his achievements and the persecution he suffered over a period of 24 years in some detail. A link to that article is here: https://michaelingle01.files.wordpress.com/2022/08/img_5222.jpeg

Hu Feng’s story, and that of the many people who were involved in it, is a large one. I will continue to post articles on my new site as I continue my research into the background materials. These materials are mostly in Chinese and very little has been translated into English. I intend to continue the approach I have taken with my first article, by including many quotes from the materials that I have personally translated into English.

Michael Ingle – michaelingle01@gmail.com



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