Eileen Zhang ( Ai-ling Zhang)
Eileen Zhang (1920-1995), a modern Chinese writer, whose ancestral home is Tangshan City, Hebei Province, was originally known as Zhang Ying. The writing styles of Zhang are sobering, and usually employ the third person. The novels' narrations usually apply an omniscient perspective. Although there is little of the author's personal emotion mingled in the novels, the central emotions are sadness and solemnity. The most distinct feature of the language is that there is much use of metaphors, comparisons, ironies, and color. Her representative works include The story of Gold Lock, Love in a Fallen City, Fate of Half Life, The Red Rose and White Rose, Little Reunion, etc.