François Cheng

François Cheng was born in 1929 in Nanchang, in the province of Jiangxi. He is a writer, poet and Chinese calligrapher, naturalized French in 1971, member of Académie française since 2002. He is the author of numerous translations of Chinese poets into French and of French poets into Chinese, essays and monographs on Chinese art, Chinese thought and aesthetics, collections of poetry and novels.