C. T. Hsia, Scholar of Chinese Literature, Dies at 92
C. T. Hsia, a scholar who helped introduce modern Chinese literature to the West in the 1960s, providing close analysis and the first English translations of writers who are now widely recognized, died on Dec. 29 in Manhattan, where he taught at Columbia University for three decades. He was 92.
His wife, Della, confirmed the death.
Dr. Hsia (pronounced shah) arrived in the United States in 1947 with a plan to study English literature and then return to China to teach it. By 1951 he had earned his doctorate at Yale, writing his thesis on the realist poet George Crabbe.