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Lin Wenyue

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Language  Chinese, Japanese
Period  1960 - present
Nationality  Chinese
Name  Lin Wenyue

Ethnicity  Han Chinese
Role  Writer
Citizenship  Republic of China
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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.


  • Yaoyuan (Chinese: 遥远)
  • Chat (Chinese: 交谈)
  • Schoolroom In the afternoon (Chinese: 午后书房)
  • Diet Diary (Chinese: 饮膳札记)
  • Biography

  • Biography of Lian Heng (Chinese: 青山青史:连雅堂传)
  • Translations

  • The Pillow Book (Chinese: 枕草子)
  • Izumi Shikibu's Diary (Chinese: 和泉式部日记)
  • The Tale of Genji (Chinese: 源氏物语)
  • The Tales of Ise (Chinese: 伊势物语)
  • Thirteen Nights (Chinese: 十三夜)
  • Awards

  • Yaoyuan (Chinese: 遥远) - 5th Zhongxing Literature and Art Award
  • Schoolroom In the afternoon (Chinese: 午后书房) - 9th China Times Literature Award
  • Chat (Chinese: 交谈) - 14th National Literature and Art Award (1988)
  • The Tale of Genji (Chinese: 源氏物语) - 19th National Literature and Art Award (1994)
  • Diet Diary (Chinese: 饮膳札记) - 3rd Taibei Literature Award
  • References

    Lin Wenyue Wikipedia