Memorial Stone for Xu Zhimo, King's College, Cambridge
Zhimo was brieﬂy a literature researcher at King’s College, Cambridge (1921-22) after reading economics and politics in Beijing, New York and London. He admired then-recent English poets especially Thomas Hardy (visiting Hardy’s Dorset home in 1925), and rewrote some of their poetry in Chinese, as well as his originals including a ﬁrst poem about leaving Cambridge in 1922, but the famous second one was dated 6th November 1928 after revisiting Cambridge on a tour. In 1931 he died in a plane crash and his poem entered the curricula of many of China’s schools.
Photograph is supplied as an archival ink print on Japanese Kozo paper
Image size 20 cms x 20 cms
Floated in back wood frame
Edition of 20
Signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity is supplied with the print