Mourning Mr. Mu Xin

by The China Watch on December 23, 2011

 

At 3:00 on December 21, 2011, Mr. Mu xin, known as famous poet, writer and painter, born Sun Pu to a privileged family in 1927, died in Wuzhen of Zhejiang Province in East China, aged 84. He was fascinated with painting and writing in his childhood and then graduated from an art college of Shanghai in 1948. Mr. Mu Xin had participated in the design work of the Great Hall and Canton fairs from 1950s to 1970s, serving Shanghai Arts & Crafts Research Institute.

In his spare time, he often was writing except painting, such as poetry, novels, plays, essays, Miscellanies and literary theory. Unfortunately, these works were seized during Cultural Revolution.

However, Mr. Mu Xin kept on composing in the period of illegal detention during Cultural Revolution. After his release, he continued to painting.

Mr. Mu Xin went to New York in 1982, renewing his literary career. Taiwan has been published 12 anthologies of Mr. Mu Xin from 1986 to 1999. During 1989 to 1994, Mr. Mu Xin started his lecture of World Literature for art lovers lived in New York.

In 2003, Mr. Mu Xin held exhibitions at Art Gallery of Yale University, Asia Society in New York, Honolulu Museum of Art. Mr. Mu Xin’s Literature Series was published in the mainland for the first time in 2006. In the same year, Mr. Mu Xin settled down in China, accepting kind invitation from his hometown in Zhejiang Province, when he was 79. The “an empty room” in English of Mr. Mu Xin was published in the United States in 2010. At the end of 2011, New York independent filmmaker went to Wuzhen for a record of Mr. Mu Xin.

At autumn of 2011, Mr. Mu Xin was sent to hospital for treat due to lung infection. More than ten young readers from different Chinese cities and New York to the hospital visited him until the poor died, because Mr. Mu Xin has no child.

Mr. Mu Xin’s funeral will be held at 10:00 on December 24, 2011 at Tongxiang of Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province. A memorial service will be held that day. Mr. Mu Xin’s hall is located in his home, which is open to all people to express respect to Mr. Mu Xin.

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