Lu Xun (1881-1936) was born in Shaoxing, in the province of Zhejiang, China. He came from a scholar-official family and by the age of six had begun studying the ancient classics. Regarded as the founder of contemporary Chinese literature, Lu Xun used the pen as a weapon to wage an heroic struggle against imperialism, feudalism and bureaucratic capitalism. The rich heritage he has left behind is a treasure in the literature of the Chinese people.
A Small Incident, My Old Home, Kong Yiji, Regret for the Past, The Misanthrope, Village Opera and After Death are some of Lu Xun's wonderful stories. They give the listener an evocative and intriguing insight into people's lives in China during the late 1920s.