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“Imagine final days of Lu Xun with family and friends”

Shanghai Lu Xun's Former Residence
Ranked #250 of 1,320 things to do in Shanghai
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Yokohama, Japan
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Imagine final days of Lu Xun with family and friends”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

The place is one of the residences Lu Xun lived in the final days of his life with his wife Xu Guangping and their son Zhou Haiying. (Lu Xun’s real name is Zhou Zhuren.)

It is a place where you can imagine the author having a life with his wife, his first baby son and friends from in and out of the country, such as Mao Dun, Agnes Smedley and Neishsan Wanzao (or Uchiyama Kanzo).

Lu Xun died in this three-story residence in 1936 at the age of 56 years old. Most furniture are of his belongings.

His only child Zhou Haiying was born in Shanghai in 1929 when his father was 49 years old. Haiying means a child (Ying嬰) born in Shanghai(Hai海). (He died in Beijing last year.)

The baby Haiying was probably crying and running in this place. His picture is hung on the wall. The cute baby’s portrait was painted by an anonymous Japanese painter who was in Shanghai at that time.

The place is located in the middle of old Shanghai buildings with narrow backstreets leading to everywhere. (But please avoid disturbing residents.) Shanghai people are still having daily lives around the residence. You will see washing clothes hung from windows.

Visited October 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Interesting place, not enough displayed items though”
Reviewed December 26, 2011

Mr. LU Xun was one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century China. He was the author of the famous story THE TRUE STORY OF AH Q.

This former LU's residence has several floors. However, the items displayed are just a few. I am quite sure that there must be more items that belonged to Mr. LU at that time.

One moving story was about his son. Mr. Lu was rather old when he had his son. He treasured his son so much he gave the bigger bed on the top floor to his son and Lu himself slept on the smaller one.

If you like to see the old Shanghai, this is one of places for you to consider.

Visited November 2011
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