Florence Wheelock Ayscough

Florence Wheelock Ayscough was born in Shanghai on January 21 in either 1875 or 1878. A Sinologist, editor, writer, and translator of Chinese literature, she published her first book, Fir-Flower Tablets (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921), translations of Chinese poems, with Amy Lowell. Her numerous other works include A Chinese Mirror (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925); Tu Fu, the Autobiography of a Chinese Poet (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932); The Autobiography of a Chinese Dog (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1926); and Chinese Women Yesterday and To-day (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1937).

A lecturer on Chinese art and literature, as well as the librarian of the Royal Asiatic Society in Shanghai, Wheelock Ayscough died in Chicago on April 24, 1942.