Lu Xun

1881 - 1936

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Lu Xun (Chinese: 鲁迅; Wade–Giles: Lu Hsün; 25 September 1881 – 19 October 1936), born Zhou Zhangshou, was a Chinese writer, literary critic, lecturer, and state servant. He was a leading figure of modern Chinese literature. Writing in vernacular and Literary Chinese, he was a short story writer, editor, translator, literary critic, essayist, poet, and designer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lu Xun has received more than 1,138,148 page views. His biography is available in 105 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 104 in 2019). Lu Xun is the 192nd most popular writer (up from 232nd in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from China (up from 46th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chinese Writer.

Lu Xun is most famous for his short stories, which were published in the 1920s and 1930s. He is considered to be the father of modern Chinese literature.

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  • 72.87

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  • 105

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.10

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Lu Xun xuan ji
Pang huang
Zhongguo xiao shuo shi lue
Ye cao
Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive collection of key primary source documents that illuminate the behavior of the United States and Japan during the closing days of World War II. Kort opens with a summary of the debate over Hiroshima as it has evolved since 1945. He then provides a historical overview of thye events in question, beginning with the decision and program to build the atomic bomb. Detailing the sequence of events leading to Japan's surrender, he revisits the decisive battles of the Pacific War and the motivations of American and Japanese leaders. Finally, Kort examines ten key issues in the discussion of Hiroshima and guides readers to relevant primary source documents, scholarly books, and articles.
Na han
Bilingual books
Selected stories of Lu Hsun
"Some of these stories, I am sure, will be read as long as the Chinese language exists."—Ha Jin

Page views of Lu Xuns by language

Over the past year Lu Xun has had the most page views in the with 372,094 views, followed by Japanese (161,219), and English (144,751). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (86.54%), Classical Chinese (86.35%), and Malagasy (76.97%)


Among writers, Lu Xun ranks 192 out of 7,302Before him are Dale Carnegie, Murasaki Shikibu, Stanisław Lem, Lope de Vega, Eckhart Tolle, and Janusz Korczak. After him are Al-Masudi, Friedrich Hölderlin, Juvenal, Luís de Camões, Roald Dahl, and Louis-Ferdinand Céline.

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Among people born in 1881, Lu Xun ranks 8Before him are Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Alexander Fleming, Stefan Zweig, Pope John XXIII, Béla Bartók, and Asta Nielsen. After him are Anna Pavlova, Alexander Kerensky, Hans Kelsen, Enver Pasha, Ludwig von Mises, and Kliment Voroshilov. Among people deceased in 1936, Lu Xun ranks 8Before him are Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Rudyard Kipling, George V, Luigi Pirandello, and Antoine Meillet. After him are Oswald Spengler, Alexander Glazunov, Lev Kamenev, Ferdinand Tönnies, Grigory Zinoviev, and Fuad I of Egypt.

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In China

Among people born in China, Lu Xun ranks 41 out of 1,610Before him are Yongle Emperor (1360), Hongwu Emperor (1328), Nurhaci (1559), Zhu Xi (1130), Zhou Enlai (1898), and Mahmud al-Kashgari (1029). After him are Emperor Wu of Han (-156), Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256), Toshiro Mifune (1920), Hong Taiji (1592), Yongzheng Emperor (1678), and Yuan Shikai (1859).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Lu Xun ranks 3Before him are Li Bai (701), and Du Fu (712). After him are Gao Xingjian (1940), Qu Yuan (-343), Luo Guanzhong (1330), Wu Cheng'en (1500), Kumārajīva (343), Bai Juyi (772), Mo Yan (1955), Faxian (340), and Su Shi (1037).