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Sculpture of famous Chinese writer Lu Xun donated to celebrate founding of Lu Xun and World Culture Research Institute
Published: Mar 28, 2021 05:45 PM
a sculpture of Chinese writer Zhou Shuren, better known by his penname Lu Xun. Photo: Sina Weibo

a sculpture of Chinese writer Zhou Shuren, better known by his penname Lu Xun. Photo: Sina Weibo



A bronze sculpture of Zhou Shuren, the great Chinese writer better known by his penname Lu Xun, was donated to the Beijing Language and Culture University on Friday to celebrate the founding of its new institution: The Lu Xun and World Culture Research Institute. 

The artwork, 160 centimeters high and 60 centimeters wide, depicts the likeness of Lu Xun, one of China's most renowned literature giants, who explored different aspects of the human world with his pen. 

The art piece was donated by its creator Wu Weishan, director of the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) and a respected Chinese sculptor. 

"Lu Xun, a great modern writer who used his pen as a knife to analyze the human condition, exposing the ugly, praising the good and using kindness to heal people's pain and mental suffering," Wu said. 

The newly founded research institute welcomes scholars worldwide to join in the study of the great Chinese writer. 

"As a sculptor, I felt I needed to do something- to make an image of Lu Xun as a bronze sculpture, so that it could stand here forever, making him a beacon and a monument in the hearts of generations of scholars," Wu told media. 

"I hope this sculpture remains at Beijing Language and Culture University to show the style of Chinese writers to students from all over the world, convey the writer's spirit and demonstrate the confidence of today's Chinese culture since 'if the stone is here, the fire will then never die,'" noted Wu. 


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