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Visiting Beijing in Autumn
On 24 August this year, the date marks the 50th anniveary of the death of Lao She. In 1966 due to the Cultural Revolution and being publicly humiliated by the Red Guards, Lao She committed suicide by drowning himself in Beijing's Taiping Lake. Lao She represents Beijing's style of writing and no other writer has been able to write literature comparable to Lao She’s reflective writing of the loss ...