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Shanghai writer Cheng Naishan died at 67

Cheng Naishan, a Chinese writer famous for her stories about life in Shanghai, died this morning in the city's Huashan Hospital at the age of 67.
According to doctors from Shanghai Huashan Hospital, Chen died of a severe relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She was first detected with the disease last year and the condition remained stable through target medicine.
However she had a relapse about two weeks ago and was admitted to Huashan immediately. While doctors tried to save her life, she died at 2:19am at the hospital.
Born in 1946, Cheng embarked on a career as a professional writer in 1983. Life and culture in Shanghai from the 1960s to the present day were the major themes that ran through her stories and novels.
She was most famous for her novel "The Blue House," which offers readers a look into romance, business and family life in Shanghai both during and after the politically unstable years in China known as the "cultural revolution" (1966-76).
In recent years, she wrote columns and a series of stories, including "Shanghai Tango," "Shanghai Lady," "Shanghai Fashion" and "When a Baby in Born."


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