Author, sinologist, translator, and literary critic Pierre Ryckmans/Simon Leys has passed away.
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Author, sinologist, translator, and literary critic Pierre Ryckmans/Simon Leys has passed away.


Pierre Ryckmans was born in Belgium, married in Hong Kong, and spent most of his adult life settled in Australia. He taught Chinese studies at the Australian National University and is the author of over 20 works in English and French. He even supervised former Australian Prime Minster, Kevin Rudd, for his honours thesis on … Continue reading