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Ba Jin (1904-2005), whose real name was Li Yaotang, was one of the most important and widely-read writers of the 20th century.
He wrote and translated 13 million words including novels, short stories, prose and essays. His major work was "The Torrent Trilogy: Family, Spring, Autumn" (1933-1940).
From 1955 to 1999 he lived in a Spanish garden house on Wukang Road, in Xuhui District, where he wrote the masterpiece of his late years, "Random Thoughts."
Wukang Road is one of the city’s 64 historical roads that are preserved and are never to be widened. It was home to many celebrities, such as revolutionary pioneer Huang Xing during the Republic of China (1912-1949), high-ranking Kuomintang officials Chen Kuo-fu and his brother Chen Li-fu.