Born: September 25, 1881
Died: October 19, 1936
Occupation: Author, critic, essayist
Biography: Lu Xun or Lu Hsün, was the pen name of Zhou Shuren , one of the major Chinese writers of the 20th century. Considered by many to be the leading figure of modern Chinese literature, he wrote in baihua as well as classical Chinese. Lu Xun was a short story writer, editor, translator, critic, essayist and poet.