Lu Xun or Lu Hsn (Wade-Giles) (September 25, 1881 October 19, 1936), the pen name of Zhou Shuren, has been considered one of the most influential Chinese writers of the 20th century and the founder of modern baihua ( bihu), or vernacular genre. Highly influential in 20th century Chinese history, he discredited Confucian values and denounced Chinese society as a cannibalistic one. His literary works exerted a substantial influence on the May Fourth Movement, when the Chinese nation underwent a political and literary transformation. He was also a noted translator and helped introduce Chinese to the international literary circle..
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