Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

February 07, 2004

Zang Kejia, 99, Chinese poet and writer who edited a famous volume of poems by Mao Tse-tung, died Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency said, quoting the Chinese Writers Association.

Mr. Zang published his first collection of poems, titled Brand, in 1937, and a collection of ironic political verses in 1946. After the Communist Party assumed power in 1949, he teamed with writer Zhou Zhenfu to edit the chairman's volume, Selected Poems of Chairman Mao.

Born in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, Mr. Zang was trained at the Wuhan Branch of the Central Military and Political School. He was editor-in-chief of the periodical Poetry from 1957 to 1964.

Alan Bullock, 89, distinguished British historian and author of an important postwar biography of Adolf Hitler, died Monday, Oxford University said.

His other most famous work was a three-volume biography of Ernest Bevin, the union leader, Labour Party politician and former foreign secretary.

Mr. Bullock was a founder of St. Catherine's College at Oxford, and was its master from 1960 to 1980.

He worked for Winston Churchill in writing A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, and was a correspondent for British Broadcasting Corp. during World War II.

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