|Language Chinese, Japanese|
Period 1960 - present
Name Lin Wenyue
|Ethnicity Han Chinese|
Citizenship Republic of China
|Born September 5, 1933 (age 82)
Shanghai, Republic of China (1933-09-05) |
Occupation author, scholar, proser and translator
Alma mater National Taiwan University
Resting place United States of America
Lin Wenyue (Chinese: 林文月; pinyin: Lín Wényuè; born 5 September 1933) is a Chinese scholar, writer and translator from Taiwan.
Lin was born in Shanghai in 1933, with her ancestral home in Changhua County. Lin primarily studied at a Japanese school. Her grandfather, Lian Heng, was a historian, who was Lien Chan's grandfather.
In 1946, Lin went to Taiwan with her family. In 1952, Lin was accepted to Taiwan University. After graduation, she worked in Taiwan University as a teacher. Lin married Guo Yulun (Chinese: 郭豫倫) in 1957 in Taiwan. She started to publish books in 1960.
In 1969, Lin went to study Japanese Literature at Kyoto University in Japan.
In 1989, Lin went to the United States and was a professor in Washington University.
Lin retired in 1993 and she settled in America. From 1993 to 1999, Lin was a professor at Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley and Charles University.