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Han Suyin

Han Suyin loved China but turned a blind eye to its excesses

There are few women whose life and views on modern China have aroused as much controversy as Han Suyin, who died aged 95 in Switzerland on November 2.

Sunday, 11 November, 2012, 5:36am 1 comment

Then & now: a many-named writer

The life story of the recently deceased author best known as Han Suyin is as fascinating as any of her books, writes Jason Wordie.

10 Nov 2012 - 11:31pm

Great minds not necessarily to be trusted

Why did some of the most brilliant minds of the last century become apologists for history's worst tyrannies? Today we cringe recalling the 1968 pronouncement of Chinese-born author Han Suyin, who died last Friday aged 95, that Mao Zedong was "the greatest man China has known".

7 Nov 2012 - 1:57am 2 comments

‘Chinese revolutionary’ author Han Suyin dies at 95

Renowned Chinese-born writer Han Suyin, whose autobiographical novel was turned into the popular American film Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, has died in Lausanne, Switzerland, Chinese and Swiss media said on Sunday. She was 95.

Han, the author of about 40 books on modern China, died on Friday, Xinhua reported, citing her family.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Writer Han Suyin dies at 95

Renowned Chinese-born writer Han Suyin has died at her home in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the age of 95.

A memorial service will be held in Lausanne on Thursday, Xinhua cited her family as saying following her death on Friday.

4 Nov 2012 - 4:14am 1 comment