Zhang Yiyi, 34, had a total of 10 operations over several months including eye reconstruction, eyelid surgery, nose surgery and a face tuck to look like the bard.
While Yiyi is as yet unable to emulate William Shakespeare's famously bald head, he has now grown his hair much longer to aid the resemblance.
Yiyi was born in humble surroundings in the Hunan Province in Central China but went on to become a well-regarded writer.
The novelist decided to save for the operations three years ago, putting aside his book royalties to pay.
Shakespeare died at the age of 52 in 1616 in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The best idea of how Shakespeare looked comes from portraits such as the Shakespeare portrait by Martin Droeshout, an engraving that served as frontispiece to the collected works of Shakespeare (the First Folio), printed in 1622 and published in 1623.

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