Hsieh Wan Ying, better known by her pen name Bing Xin, was a member of the Class of 1926 at Wellesley College. She was born in the Fuzhou, Fujian province of China and moved to Shanghai when she was seven months old and Yantai, Shandong when she was four. She attended Yenching University in 1923, earning a bachelor’s degree then attended Wellesley College, earning a master’s degree in literature.
Bing Xin was one of the most well-known writers of the 20th century. Her unique and influential literary style led to the birth of the “Bing Xin Style.” In fact, her work was also incorporated in many children’s literature in China, such as children’s textbooks.
The Bing Xin Literature Museum (冰心文学馆) in Changle, Fujian was the first literature museum in the country to be named after an individual. The museum was established in 1997 and presents the literary works by Bing Xin as well as her photographs and personal items.