Former residence of Lu Xun

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19 Gongmenkou Santiao, Fuchengmennei Dajie

Visit the house where modern Chinese literature was born. 

Regarded as the founder of modern Chinese literature for writing in the way that people spoke rather than in the classic literary style, left-wing author Lu Xun can safely be called one of the country’s leading cultural icons. A key member of the May Fourth Movement, his writings included wry commentaries on the country’s social problems at the beginning of the 20th century. 

This museum, buried in the hutongs near Baitaisi, pays homage to Lu Xun’s life as a writer, ideologue and revolutionary, and includes some 21,842 items of interest as well as the famed scroll known as the Self-Mockery Poem.

Venue name: Former residence of Lu Xun
Opening hours: 9am-3.30pm daily
English address: 19 Gongmenkou Santiao, Fuchengmennei Dajie, Xicheng district
Chinese address: 西城区宫门口二条19号
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