04 Aug '11, 2pm

Prolific writer Li Lienfung dies at 88 - Channel News Asia

Prolific writer Li Lienfung dies at 88 - Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: One of Singapore's most prolific writers, Li Lienfung, has died at the age of 88. Madam Li is the mother of author Ho Min Fong, founder of Banyan Tree Ho Kwon Ping and architect Ho Kwon Cjan. Born in 1923 in Shanghai, China, Madam Li trained as a chemist and studied English Literature at Cornell University. She was perhaps best known for her contributions to the arts scene. Her column, titled Bamboo Green, which appeared in the bilingual page of The Straits Times from 1979 to 1984, and from 1993 to 1998, would enthrall readers with stories of Chinese emperors and villains. Effectively bilingual, Madam Li wrote and published fictional classics both in English and Chinese. But her influence went beyond literature. She was also a champion of women's rights, having participated in several television forums in the eighties. Mr Ho Kwon Ping said: "She was always champ...

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