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Kwee Tek Hoay Born

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July 31, 2018 — by IDWRITERS

Last updated on July 31, 2018 at 9:38 am

KWEE TEK HOAY, a Chinese Indonesian Malay-language writer of novels and drama, and a journalist, was born #onthisday in 1886. He would have been 132. He wrote 62 books or serials (36 non-fiction and 26 fiction), 3 essays, and 11 stage plays. He also edited 5 magazines and translated 15 books or other writings. Aside from these works, he is known to have written numerous reports, obituaries, articles, and film reviews as a magazine editor. Kwee’s works, Nonton Cap Go Meh, was honoured by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in November 2011, along with eight others with the Bintang Budaya Parama Dharma award for contributing to the cultural heritage of the country.

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