Cao Xueqin

Cao Xueqin

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Occupation: novelist, poet, philosopher, painter

Biography: Cao Xueqin (Chinese: 曹雪芹; pinyin: Cáo Xuěqín; Wade Giles: Ts'ao Hsueh-ch'in, was a Qing Dynasty Chinese writer, best known as the author of Dream of the Red Chamber, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. His given name was Cao Zhan and his courtesy name is Mengruan.