Chinese Premier Calls on Renowned Writer Ba Jin

Ba Jin, one of the greatest contemporary Chinese writers, Sunday received a visit to his hospital bed from Premier Wen Jiabao, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

Born into a wealthy family on Nov. 25, 1904, Ba Jin is one of the founders of modern Chinese literature and is prestigious for his prolific output and masterpieces like the trilogy "Family", "Spring" and "Autumn", a series believed to be inspired by his own experiences.

Ba Jin has received many literary awards from Italy, France, the United States and Japan.

Ba Jin, who has no party affiliation, is vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and president of the Chinese Writers Association.

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