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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 Hsun; Chinese: 鲁迅; pinyin: Lǔxùn; Wade–Giles: Lu Hsün, LOO-shoon), was a Chinese writer, literary critic, lecturer, and state servant. 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 1,014,649 page views. His biography is available in 104 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 105 in 2019). Lu Xun is the 232nd most popular writer (down from 200th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from China (down from 43rd 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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  • 71.50

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 104

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Lu Xun ranks 232 out of 5,755Before him are Nikos Kazantzakis, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Maurice Leblanc, Al-Masudi, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Louis-Ferdinand Céline. After him are Mary Wollstonecraft, Anna Wintour, François de La Rochefoucauld, Anna Akhmatova, Philip K. Dick, and Coen brothers.

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Among people born in 1881, Lu Xun ranks 9Before him are Alexander Fleming, Pope John XXIII, Stefan Zweig, Béla Bartók, Anna Pavlova, and Kliment Voroshilov. After him are Enver Pasha, Hans Kelsen, Ludwig von Mises, Alexander Kerensky, Roger Martin du Gard, and Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist. Among people deceased in 1936, Lu Xun ranks 8Before him are Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, George V, Rudyard Kipling, Oswald Spengler, and Luigi Pirandello. After him are Ferdinand Tönnies, Lev Kamenev, Grigory Zinoviev, Eleftherios Venizelos, Albert Fish, and G. K. Chesterton.

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In China

Among people born in China, Lu Xun ranks 46 out of 1,392Before him are Emperor Taizong of Tang (598), Yongzheng Emperor (1678), Nurhaci (1559), Mozi (-470), Charles K. Kao (1933), and Hong Taiji (1592). After him are Yuan Shikai (1859), Zhu Xi (1130), Mahmud al-Kashgari (1029), Shunzhi Emperor (1638), Sun Quan (182), and Liu Shaoqi (1898).

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), Wang Wei (699), Faxian (340), Mo Yan (1955), Bai Juyi (772), Kumārajīva (343), and Jin Yong (1924).