A collection of essays by Lu Xun, one of the most influential figures of modern Chinese literature. In this classic and beautiful collection, Lu Xun recounts the stories of his childhood and youth in Shaoxing, China. A revolutionary thinker and writer, and one of the architects of the May 4th Movement, his stories reveal the beauty, joy, and struggle of life in early twentieth-century China.
Lu Xun (September 25, 1881–October 19, 1936) was a revolutionary novelist, essayist, poet, and critic who helped lead the May 4th Movement. Described by described by Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe as “The greatest writer Asia produced in the twentieth century,” Lu Xun's works continue to resonate through Chinese culture and literature.