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writer , Chinese language and literature educator

Li-li Ch'en, Chinese literature and language educator, writer. American Council Learned Societies grantee, 1976-1977; MacDowell Colony fellow, 1980; Michael Karolyi Foundation fellow, 1980; Recipient National Magazine Award for Fiction, Criticism, and Belles Lettres for short story Peking! Peking!, 1977. Member Phi Beta Kappa.


Ch'en, Li-li was born on April 6, 1934 in Peking, China. Daughter of Shujen and Yu-wu (Kuan) Ch'en. came to the United States, 1951, naturalized, 1963.


Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Wilson College, 1957; Doctor of Letters, Wilson College, 1980; Master of Arts, Radcliffe College, 1958; Doctor of Philosophy (Harvard-Yenching Institute fellow, Ford Foundation fellow), Harvard University, 1969.


Professor Chinese language and literature, director Chinese program, Tufts U., Medford, Massachusetts, 1972-1994; professor emeritus, Tufts U., Medford, Massachusetts, since 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Translator: Master Tung's Western Chamber Romance, 1977 (National Book Award for Translate). Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Phi Beta Kappa.


Shujen Ch'en

Yu-wu (Kuan) Ch'en