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Residence of Lu Xun

Add:9, Lane 132, Shanyin Rd

Tel:021-5666 2608


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The great writer and thinker Lu Xun (1881-1936) is considered by many to be the founder of modern Chinese literature. He employed both traditional Chinese conventions and the 19th century European literary forms and his essays are incisive social commentary. In 1927, he shifted to the more liberal city of Shanghai. He first lived on Hengbin Road, Hongkou District, and later moved to The Continental Terrace on Shanyin Road (formerly Scott Road) which was built in 1911. The building's historical features and original layout are basically unchanged, with old-fashioned lanes and houses in different styles. House No. 9 tucked in The Continental Terrace is a three-story red brick and tile house - Lu Xun's last residence where he stayed from April 11, 1933, until his death on October 19, 1936. He died at home, aged 56. Personal belongings, everyday items and furniture are arranged as they were in his lifetime. The entrance fee is 8 yuan (US$1.20).

Tickets: 8 yuan/person, 4 yuan/student
Metro line 3 (Baoxing Road E. Station)