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Former Residence of Lu Xun

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It is situated at No.21 Xisantiao, Fuchengmennei Street, Xicheng District. Lu Xun (1881-1936) was a great writer, thinker and revolutionary of modern China, as well as the founder of the New Cultural Movement, His real name was Zhai Shuren, another name Yucai, who was born in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province. In 1918, he used his pen name “Lu Xun” to publish the first modern Chinese language novel Dairy of a Mad Man in the history of Chinese literature. The novel is the cornerstone of the New Cultural Movement. During his 30 years of literary life, he left us valuable cultural legacy of 29 categories, 2, 500, 00 words of works. The residence is a tiny quadrangle of two courtyards. There are four small rooms on the north, and behind them is an extended room, which was called “Green Study” by Lu Xun. He wrote Wandering, Wild grass, Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk, etc. in the less-than-9-square-meter study. In 1956, some show rooms were built beside the former residence, and the Lu Xun Museum was set up. In 1979, it was placed under the protection of the Beijing Municipal governmrnt.

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