Lu Xun

1881 - 1936

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Zhou Shuren (25 September 1881 – 19 October 1936), better known by his pen name Lu Xun (or Lu Sun, Wade–Giles: Lu Hsün), was a Chinese writer, essayist, poet, and literary critic. He was a leading figure of modern Chinese literature. Writing in vernacular Chinese and classical 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 868,537 page views. His biography is available in 105 different languages on Wikipedia. Lu Xun is the 200th most popular writer (up from 221st in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from China (up from 44th in 2019) and the 2nd 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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  • 105

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  • 5.27

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Among writers, Lu Xun ranks 200 out of 5,794Before him are Mario Vargas Llosa, Saadi Shirazi, Arthur C. Clarke, Coen brothers, Pearl S. Buck, and Dr. Seuss. After him are Stanisław Lem, Roald Dahl, Henri Charrière, Quintilian, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Karel Čapek.

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Among people born in 1881, Lu Xun ranks 7Before him are Pablo Picasso, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Alexander Fleming, Stefan Zweig, Pope John XXIII, and Béla Bartók. After him are Anna Pavlova, Kliment Voroshilov, Alexander Kerensky, Enver Pasha, Ludwig von Mises, and Walther von Brauchitsch. Among people deceased in 1936, Lu Xun ranks 6Before him are Ivan Pavlov, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Rudyard Kipling, and George V. After him are Oswald Spengler, Lev Kamenev, Ferdinand Tönnies, Luigi Pirandello, Grigory Zinoviev, and Albert Fish.

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In China

Among people born in China, Lu Xun ranks 43 out of 1,186Before him are Lü Bu (161), Emperor Wu of Han (-156), Zhu Xi (1130), Zhou Enlai (1898), Yongzheng Emperor (1678), and Mozi (-470). After him are Li Ching-Yuen (1677), Sun Quan (182), Nurhaci (1559), Yuan Shikai (1859), Sima Yi (179), and Hong Taiji (1592).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Lu Xun ranks 2Before him are Du Fu (712). After him are Gao Xingjian (1940), Qu Yuan (-343), Wu Cheng'en (1500), Luo Guanzhong (1330), Mo Yan (1955), Wang Wei (699), Bai Juyi (772), Kumārajīva (343), Jin Yong (1924), and Zhang Sanfeng (1200).