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Zhang Ailing's Old Life: Flea's Disease and the Mystery of Avoiding the World

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DOI: 10.25236/etmhs.2019.263


Chen Lihui

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Chen Lihui


From 1983 to 1988, Eileen Chang lived in a motel near Los Angeles as a vagrant with flea bite. There are many speculations and speculations about Eileen Chang's flea disease. On the basis of studying the letters written by Eileen Chang to different objects in different periods, this paper confirms that Eileen Chang did suffer from flea biting disease, and further infers the reasons why Eileen Chang stayed away from the world behind closed doors in her later years. First, suffering for various diseases, no energy to communicate with the outside world; second, elegant and independent, character. Of course, the most important thing is to calm down and concentrate on writing.


The Mystery of Flea Avoidance Zhang Ailing