Lu Xun (Lu Hsün)

Lu Xun

Lu Xun or Lu Hsün (both: lōō´shün´), 1881–1936, Chinese writer, pen name of Chou Shu-jen. In 1902, he traveled to Japan on a government scholarship, eventually enrolling at Sendai Medical School. Troubled by what he saw as China's spiritual malaise, he soon abandoned medicine to pursue literature. He returned to China, where he published translations of Western works and held a post in the ministry of education. During the period 1918–26, he wrote 25 highly influential stories in vernacular Chinese. His works include "The Diary of a Madman" (1918), written in the voice of a man believing he is held captive by cannibals; "The True Story of Ah Q" (1921–22), the chronicle of a peasant who views personal failure as success even up to his execution, exposing the elitism of the 1911 republican revolution and a tendency to ignore grim realities; and "The New Year's Sacrifice" (1924), which portrays oppression of women. From 1926, Lu wrote satirical essays and served as head of the League of Leftwing Writers.

See translations by G. and H. Yang (4 vol., 1956–60) and W. A. Lyell (1990); studies by T. A. Hsia (1968), W. A. Lyell (1976), V. I. Semanov (1980), and L. O. Lee (1987).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2018, The Columbia University Press.

Lu Xun (Lu Hsün): Selected full-text books and articles

Selected Works of Lu Hsun By Lu Hsun Foreign Languages Press, vol.1, 1956
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Selected Works of Lu Hsun By Lu Hsun; Gladys Yang; Hsien-yi Yang Foreign Languages Press, vol.2, 1957
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Selected Works of Lu Hsun By Lu Hsun; Gladys Yang; Hsien-yi Yang Foreign Languages Press, vol.3, 1959
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
FREE! Selected Works of Lu Hsun By Lu Hsun; Gladys Yang; Hsien-yi Yang Foreign Languages Press, vol.4, 1960
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Selected Stories of Lu Hsun By Hsun Lu Foreign Languages Press, 1954 (3rd edition)
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Lu Hsün and His Predecessors By V. I. Semanov; Charles J. Alber; Charles J. Alber M. E. Sharpe, 1980
Postmodern Narrative without Postmodern Conditions: Home-Made Modernism in Lu Xun's Old Tales Retold By Gu, Ming Dong Journal of Narrative Theory, Vol. 44, No. 1, Winter 2014
PEER-REVIEWED PERIODICAL
Peer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
"A Fierce Silence Falls": Lu Xun's Call to Arms By Harpham, John Samuel Criticism, Vol. 55, No. 1, Winter 2013
PEER-REVIEWED PERIODICAL
Peer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
Free and Easy Wanderings: Lu Xun's "Resurrecting the Dead" and Its Precursors By Idema, Wilt L Chinese Literature, Essays, Articles, Reviews, Vol. 34, December 2012
Translingual Practice: Literature, National Culture, and Translated Modernity--China, 1900-1937 By Lydia H. Liu Stanford University Press, 1995
Librarian's tip: Chap. 2 "Translating National Character: Lu Xun and Arthur Smith"
Ideology, Power, Text: Self-Representation and the Peasant "Other" in Modern Chinese Literature By Yi-Tsi Mei Feuerwerker Stanford University Press, 1998
Librarian's tip: Chap. 3 "Lu Xun and the Crisis of the Writing Self"
Masterworks of Asian Literature in Comparative Perspective: A Guide for Teaching By Barbara Stoler Miller M.E. Sharpe, 1994
Librarian's tip: "The Stories of Lu Xun" begins on p. 309
Looking for a topic idea? Use Questia's Topic Generator
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.