Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Lu Xun Park, Hong Kuo, Shanghai
H wrote int he 1920's, a much romanticized time in Shanghai. He did not feel optimistic that radical social change would occur in China, and he did not project idealized revolutionary heroes or situations in his fiction. Yet he also did not offer descriptions of the sufferings of the Chinese people. Instead, through vivid analogies and exaggerated characters, he presented his personal vision of Chinese society. The intensity and darkness of this vision makes reading a Lu Xun story a moving and disturbing experience.