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Chen Maiping ( , born November 4, 1952 in Changshu, Jiangsumarker) is a Chinesemarker writer, known by the pen name Wan Zhi (万之). He has written mostly short stories, and has also translated literature from English and Swedish to Chinese.

During the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Chen was an avid contributor to the non-sanctioned, underground literature magazine Jintian (Today). For this, he became watched by the Chinese authorities, and since 1986 he is living in exile in Swedenmarker. After the Tiananmen Square massacremarker in 1989, he started Jintian for Chinese in exile and dissentients within China.

In Sweden, Chen has among other things taught Chinese at Stockholm Universitymarker, and worked as a translator. He is also the vice president and secretary general of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre.


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