Chinese poet Zang Kejia

(| Updated : 2020-04-02

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Zang Kejia (1905-2004) was a Chinese poet and writer who edited a famous volume of poems by Mao Zedong.

Zang published his first collection of poems, titled Brand, in 1937, and later published a collection of ironic political verses in 1946.

After the establishment of the new China in 1949, he teamed with fellow writer Zhou Zhenfu to edit Chairman Mao's volume, Selected Poems of Chairman Mao.

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