April 19, 2017

Sanmao (March 26, 1943 – January 4, 1991) was a Chinese novelist, translator and writer. Born as Chen Mao Ping (陳懋平), her pseudonym was adopted from a character of acclaimed caricaturist Zhang Leping's most famous work, entitled Sanmao. In English, she was also known as Echo or Echo Chan, the first name she used in Latin script, based on the homonymous Greek nymph.[citation needed] Her work ranges from autobiographical writing, to travel writing and reflective novels, to translations of European comic books. Sanmao studied philosophy and taught German, in addition to a serious later career in writing. Sanmao's books deal mainly with her own experiences studying and living abroad. They were extremely well received not only in Taiwan, but also in mainland China, and they remain popular reads today. From 1976 to the time of her death in 1991, Sanmao published more than 20 books. She also translated the comic Mafalda from Spanish to Chinese.

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