Gladys Yang with her husband, Yang Xianyi, in Hong Kong in 1993. Picture: SCMP

The Beijing-born British translator who survived solitary confinement during the Cultural Revolution

Gladys Yang studied at Oxford University, where she became the first person to graduate in Chinese Literature and also met her husband, before returning to China to teach and later translate some of the nation’s finest authors into English

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Gladys Yang with her husband, Yang Xianyi, in Hong Kong in 1993. Picture: SCMP
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