CAO JUREN (1900—1972)
CAO JUREN (1900—1972). Essayist and fiction writer. Born in Zhejiang, Cao graduated from the Hangzhou Number One Teachers’ College, a magnet for progressive thinkers at the time, and taught literature at several universities. He was an editor and journalist during the Sino-Japanese War. Cao moved to Hong Kong in 1950 and in his position as founder and editor of Re feng (Hot Breeze), a bimonthly literary journal, he published works of liberal writers who stayed on the mainland after 1949. Cao wrote a large quantity of works, most of which are essays and some fiction. He was also a literary critic.