Introduction to Zhang Ailing (Eileen Chang): Home

A guide to Eileen Chang's life and works


Eileen Chang’s 100th Birthday


This libguide is designed for an introduction to Zhang Ailing, or Eileen Chang, one of the most influential figures and arguably the most talented writer of twenties-century China. This libguide includes Zhang Ailing's works, biographies of Zhang Ailing, films based on Zhang Ailing's work, and secondary resources on Zhang Ailing's works.

Eileen Chang

(September 30, 1920 – September 8, 1995)


Online Discussion

Eileen Chang at 100

NEW YORK, September 29, 2020 — Born a century ago, the Shanghai-born author, essayist, and screenwriter Eileen Chang's literary legacy spans continents and remains influential to this day. To mark the hundredth anniversary of her birth, Asia Society Museum assembled a panel of Chang scholars to discuss her life, work, and influence. Panelists included UCLA Professor of Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies Michael Berry, Director of the Cheng Shewo Institute of Chinese Journalism at Shih Hsin University in Taipei Eileen Cheng-Yin Chow, and Brown University Associate Professor of History and East Asian Studies Rebecca Nedostup. The discussion was moderated by Asia Society's Assistant Director of Global Arts & Collaborations Kelly Ma. (1 hr., 30 min.)