Lu Xun----Soul of Chinese Nation
Born in a well-educated family in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, Lu Xun had a carefree childhood in a small village and touched by the pure and honest customs there. But like all good things must come to an end, his father died from tuberculosis in his adolescence and this grievous news drove him to learn Chinese medicine without any hesitation.
In 1904, Lu Xun went to Sendai Medical Academy (now medical school of Tohoku University, Japan) for his further education in medicine; the initial major was Western medicine, but after he saw many physical strong Chinese men remain completely unmoved when Russian killed their compatriot in a movie, he realized that a pressing matter of the moment was to recall Chinese national spirits. So he changed major into the literary and artistic work and attempted to effect people’s minds.
In 1918 published vernacular fiction "Diary of a Madman", at that time he began to use the pen name of Lu Xun, and this novel has established the cornerstone of New Literature Movement. Around May Fourth movement, he became an editor of “New Youth” magazine, contributed so much to the “May Fourth” new literature movement. He devoted himself entirely to the Chinese liberation career, and wrote many works which had the most sober realistic spirit.
Lu Xun and his Japanese friend Neishan in Shanghai,1933
Lu Xun's family, September 13,1933
People who rushed towards Lu Xun's funeral
Lu Xun's Statue in Shanghai Lu Xun Park
In order to commemorate Lu Xun, the Lu Xun Park was established in Shanghai, it is located right behind Hongkou Stadium in Hongkou district. It is one of the largest parks in northern downtown Shanghai. There is a museum in Lu Xun Park in which Lu Xun’s manuscripts, some of his personal stuff, documents and photos are exhibited. All in all, Lu Xun Park is an optimum place for people who is interested in knowing detail about Lu Xun’s brilliant life.
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