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Xu Zhimo

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Oct 25, 2019

Xu Zhimo (1897-1931) was an early 20th-century Chinese poet. In 1921, Xu studied at the renowned King's College, at Cambridge University, in the United Kingdom. His best-known poem, A Second Farewell to Cambridge, was written in 1928, after Xu's third visit to ancient university. It is filled with longings for Cambridge, his love of England and its poetry.

In 1923, he helped found the Crescent Society, and later founded Crescent Monthly .

Xu passed away in 1931.

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Xu Zhimo Memorial in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province [Photo/IC]