Bing Xin: First Female Writer of Modern Chinese Children’s Literature

Lijun Bi


Bing Xin (1900-1999) was among the finest female writers of the early modern Chinese literature, and her poems and essays are full of praising of maternal love, glorification of sea and other natural scenes. They are most welcomed by children. For nearly a century, Bing Xin’s works have been avidly read by hundreds of millions of Chinese children and have been a fundamental force, shaping modern Chinese children’s literature. This paper examines the development of Bing Xin’s “philosophy of love” as a social remedy through analysing her early works.


Bing Xin; Chinese children’s literature; Moral education


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