Visiting Lu Xun Park & Memorial Hall
Lu Xun Park was originally known as Hongkou Park, but was renamed after China’s best-known 20th-century writer, Lu Xun (1881-1936). He was widely considered the leading figure of modern Chinese literature. He wrote in baihua (白話) (Chinese vernacular) as well as classical Chinese. Lu Xun’s work had a substantial influence on the May Fourth Movement, and Mao Zedong himself was a lifelong admirer of Lu Xun’s work.