Imprint: Australian Scholarly Publishing

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925588019
Released: November 2016

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Lu Xun and Australia

Edited by Mabel Lee, Chiu-yee Cheung and Sue Wiles

Lu Xun (1881–1936) published A Madman’s Diary (1918) at the height of a Nietzsche craze in China. His creative genius, powerful intellect and writing style, and profound erudition in Western philosophy and literature, contributed to his effortlessly writing this first example of ‘modern Chinese literature’. This short story was ‘modern’ because it was written in the vernacular language instead of the classical Chinese language, it addressed contemporary issues, and it was informed by modern Western literary models.


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