Zheng Zhenduo

Zheng Zhenduo (simplified Chinese: 郑振铎; traditional Chinese: 鄭振鐸; pinyin: Zhèng Zhènduó; Wade–Giles: Cheng Chen-to) (December 19, 1898 – October 17, 1958), Chinese courtesy name Xidì (西諦), was a journalist, a modern writer, an archeologist and a literature scholar. His pen names were Baofun (寶芬), Guo Yuanxin (郭源新) and CT.

He made a significant contribution towards the establishment of the Chinese literature and the editing of a variety of literary magazines. In 1921, he, Shen Yanbing (沈雁冰) and other classmates organized Wenxue Yanjiu Hui (Literary Study Society 文學研究會). In 1923, he became the chief editor of Xiaoshuo Yuebao (小說月報). In addition, he in succession participated in editing Min Chao (閩潮), Xin Shehui (新社會), Wenxue xunkan (文學旬刊). In late 1931, he was appointed to be the university professor of Yenching University (燕京大學) and Fudan University (復旦大學), the president of Faculty of Arts and the director of Chinese department of Jinan University (暨南大學). He was also the chief editor of Shijie wenku (The World's Library 世界文庫) at the same time. During the (China's) War of Resistance against Japan (1937-1945), he retained in Shanghai to continue upholding the progress of cultural work. After the establishment of New China, he was assigned to be the chief of Historical Relic Organization (文物局), the head of the archaeology research institute of the Chinese Academy of Science and literary research institute, the assistant minister of cultural department, committee member of State Council scientific program committee and Chinese Academy of Science philosophical social sciences, the vice-chairman of Chinese folk literature and art research council and etc. He died in a plane crash in the Soviet Union during his journey in 1958.

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