Xia Yan ( 1900 - 1995 ) is China's great master in art and literature. He was born here. The former residence is called "Ba Yong Tang" and it is now a base of patriotic education.
Amongst the dozens of plays and screenplays penned by Xia Yen, the most renowned works include Under the Eaves of Shanghai (1937) and The Fascist Bacillus (1944). He rose to the position of vice-minister for culture by the 1960s but later spent eight years in prison following the Cultural Revolution. Today the Xia Yan Film Literature Awards are named in his honor.
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