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Barry Hughart

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Barry Hughart

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Full Name: Barry Hughart
Born: March 13, 1934
Peoria, Illinois
Died: August 1, 2019
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: American
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Biography

Hughart was born in Peoria, Illinois on March 13, 1934. His father, John Harding Page, served as a naval officer. His mother, Veronica Hughart, was an architect.

Hughart was educated at Phillips Academy (Andover). After graduating from high school, he suffered from undiagnosed depression, which was classified at the time as schizophrenia, and was treated in the Kings County Psychiatric Ward. Following his release he attended Columbia University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in 1956.

Upon his graduation from Columbia, Hughart joined the United States Air Force and served from 1956 to 1960[3] where he was involved in laying mines in the Korean Demilitarized Zone. During Hughart's military service he began to develop his lifelong interest in China that led him to plan a series set in "an Ancient China that never was." His connection to China continued after his military service, as he worked with TechTop, a military surplus company that was based in Asia, from 1960 to 1965.

From 1965 to 1970 Hughart was the manager of the Lenox Hill Book Shop in New York City.

Hughart lived in Tucson, Arizona.


Works in the WWEnd Database

 Master Li

 0. (1999)
 1. (1984)
 2. (1988)
 3. (1990)
 
 

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