04 Aug '11, 6am

Bilingual writer Li Lien Fung dies at 88 - Straits Times Singapore #TEAMFOLLOWBACK

Bilingual writer Li Lien Fung dies at 88 - Straits Times Singapore #TEAMFOLLOWBACK

Bilingual writer Li Lien Fung, mother of three successful children including entrepreneur Ho Kwon Ping and writer Ho Min Fong, died on Wednesday night at age 88. -- PHOTO: BT BILINGUAL writer Li Lien Fung, mother of three successful children including entrepreneur Ho Kwon Ping and writer Ho Min Fong, died on Wednesday night at age 88. Madam Li had been a passionate supporter of the arts, wrote the popular bilingual Bamboo Green column in The Straits Times -- between 1979 and 1984, then again in the early 1990s up to 1998 -- that recounted colourful anecdotes about her life growing up in China where she was born. She first published a collection of essays on life in China at the age of 13, moved to Hong Kong in 1937 and then to the United States in 1940. She read chemistry at Mills College, California, and took her Masters in Literature at Cornell University. The wife of th...

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