Bo Yang Passed Away

He died on April 29, 2008 at the age of eighty nine (1920-2008).

His books I once read:

  • The Ugly Chinaman
    A relentless incision of the national character of the Chinese people.
  • The Schematic History of Chinese People (or An Outline of Chinese History)
    The title is my translation. It is the best Chinese history book I ever read. This book is not just a history of China, but a panoramic presentation of the fate and the destiny of Chinese people. Your understanding of Chinese people will be greatly deepened after reading it.
  • Comprehensive Mirror for Aid in Government or Zi Zhi Tong Jian in Chinese Pinyin.
    Bo Yang translated this classic Chinese history chronicle by Sima Guang into modern Chinese. In the preface, Bo Yang said it was impossible to understand China without reading this book on Chinese history.

Read more of his works

If you read Chinese and are interested to read his book, here is an ed2k link to a complete collection of his books from Emule.

A selective biographical chronicle

I translated a chronicle of Bo Yang, which you can find on this blog.

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