Zang Kejia, a Chinese poet and editor, died on Feb. 5. Cause of death was not released. He was 99.
Born in the Shandong province of east China, Zang attended the Wuhan Branch of the Central Military and Political School and Shandong University. In 1937, he published “Laoyin” (Brand), his first collection of poems, followed by a collection of political ironic verses.
When the Communist Party took power in 1949, he and writer Zhou Zhenfu edited Mao Zedong’s book, “Selected Poems of Chairman Mao.” From 1957 to 1964, Zang served as the editor-in-chief of Poetry magazine and as the honorary deputy president of the Chinese Writers Association.
Read “Woman Waer Seller” by Zang Kejia