A Protester in China: The Life of Lu Xun

by James L. Secor

Despite the nouveau rich careening madly around town in their upscale imported cars and SUVs, Shaoxing, China still retains much of its slow, gentle character. The women, especially, are known for their beauty and gentleness. The people are congenial. It is a good place to live and write.

Twenty minutes by foot from my apartment is Lu Xun's Native Place, as it is called, an old street along one of the remaining canals in Shaoxing City, Shaoxing County, Zhejiang Province. Just south of Hangzhou, the provincial capital and ancient capital of the Southern Song Dynasty (Mar...

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