Seleceted Stories of Lu Hsun Author:Lu Hsun One of the greatest of modern Chinese writers, Lu Hsun [1881-1936] was born Chou Shu-jen. He studied at the Naval Academy in Nanking and then went to Japan to study medicine, but, increasingly distressed by his country's weak and backward state, he turned to writing and university teaching, determined to bring about change. In 1918, in the magaz... more »ine "New Youth", Lu Hsun published "A Madman's Diary"; and many further stories, as well as poems and critical essays, followed. The first of his works to gain popularity in the West was "The True Story of Ah Q," a biting satirical picture of feudal China. Lu Hsun supported the aims of the Communist revolution (though he did not become a party member) and was hailed by Mao Tse-tung as "commander of China's cultural revolution." Much of his later work is in political papers and translations.
This volume contains eighteen of Lu Hsun's most important stories and the preface to his first short story collection, "Call to Arms".